Hoardings put up by Delhi Police on the Tikri border have led to discomfiture amongst protesters and farm leaders. Titled ‘statutory warning’, these have textual content in Hindi and Punjabi which reads: “Your gathering has been deemed unlawful. You might be being warned to disperse, in any other case authorized motion can be taken towards you.”
Sudhanshu Dhama, Extra DCP (Outer), mentioned the boards have been positioned after the January 26 violence.
“We’re not taking any motion towards them. We put the boards at numerous junctions for protesters as a precautionary measure after the violence close to the border. In case the farmers breach the legislation once more, they need to understand it’s unlawful.”
Shingara Singh Mann, senior vice-president of BKU Ugrahan, advised The Indian Express: “I noticed this discover round 5 pm close to Tikri border, near the spot the place naka of Delhi Police will be seen. It’s on the pillar of the Nationwide Freeway; it might be at different places as effectively. Nonetheless, we aren’t bothered; farmers are agency and we won’t budge. Our dharnas will stay till the legal guidelines are repealed.”
He added, “The discover got here up after Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar mentioned ‘a crowd gathering doesn’t result in revocation of legal guidelines’. It’s actually stunning that he did 12 conferences with this crowd and even congratulated us for sustaining peace and protecting this dharna apolitical. He used to name it ‘Kisan Andolan’ throughout our conferences and now we’re a crowd.”
Dr Dashan Pal, president of the Krantikari Kisan Union and member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, mentioned, “We strongly condemn such actions. Farmers are protesting in a peaceable method on the borders for 90 days and we’ll proceed to protest until our calls for are met. We’re not even sitting inside Delhi.”
At Tikri Border on Tuesday, farmers continued their protest as normal, below the shadow of police deployment.
Anil Malik, a farmer, mentioned, “They already tried this in Ghazipur however it backfired. I don’t suppose they’ll strive something right here even when one farmer is sitting, and we aren’t going wherever. If there may be any trace there will be police motion, extra folks will come to hitch us.”
Sukhdayal Singh from Mansa, Punjab, mentioned: “In a month the harvest season can be upon us, we’ve considered proceed the protest right here with folks coming and getting in batches in order that work just isn’t affected.”