Farmers’ Chakka Jam Today Live Updates: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of 40 protesting farmer unions, on Saturday said that their call for ‘Chakka Jam’ got huge support across the country, which proves that farmers all over India are united against the three central farm laws. Darshan Pal, a farmer leader, said the unions have conveyed to the government that its proposal of keeping the laws on hold for about 18 months is unacceptable and hence, it has to come up with a new proposal for farmers.
At the end of three-hour ‘Chakka Jam’ on Saturday, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said the government has been given time till October 2 to repeal the controversial farm laws. “After this, we will do further planning. We will not hold discussions with the government under pressure,” he added.
On the call given by the farmers’ unions for a nationwide ‘chakka jam’ or road blockade, farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws blocked roads at several places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday. Barring Delhi, the blockade was taking place in other parts of the National Capital Region, and the rest of the country. “In the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency”, internet services will continue to remain suspended in Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri, and their adjoining areas till 11:59 pm on Saturday, reported ANI.
In view of the nationwide ‘Chakka Jam’, the Delhi Police had strengthened security arrangements at all border points in the national capital. The police erected multi-layer barricades to stop the movement of vehicles at the Ghazipur border. Barbed wires were also put up to keep off people on foot. As many as 50 people were detained near Shaheedi Park in central Delhi for allegedly holding a protest in support of the ‘chakka jam’ call given by the farmers agitating against the farm laws, police said according to news agency PTI.