7:55 am: On Chilla border on Delhi-Noida Hyperlink Highway, farmers’ tractors with Tricolour prepared for RepublicDay tractor rally in protest towards the Centre’s Farm Legal guidelines;
Farmers’ tractors with Tricolour prepared for #RepublicDay tractor rally in protest towards the Centre’s Farm Legal guidelines; visuals from Chilla border on Delhi-Noida Hyperlink Highway pic.twitter.com/h4CvZGLGdI
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7:50 am: A short lived wall erected to seal Karnal bypass in Delhi to cease the entry of autos into the nationwide capital
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7:41 am: Thirty-eight Delhi Police personnel have been awarded police medal for his or her companies, officers mentioned. Seventeen have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), three President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 18 Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the event of the Republic Day, mentioned PTI report.
7:30 am: Delhi: Preparations within the remaining stage for the RepublicDay parade at Rajpath; seating association made retaining social distancing in mind–ANI
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With the nationwide capital on Tuesday witnessing two huge events–Republic Day celebrations and a farmers’ tractor parade–the metropolis has been introduced beneath heavy safety cowl with deployment of 1000’s of safety personnel in central Delhi and a number of other border factors.
The Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella physique of 41 unions main protests towards the Centre’s farm legal guidelines, mentioned their tractor parade is not going to enter central Delhi and it’ll begin solely after the official Republic Day parade on Rajpath concludes. The unions mentioned round two lakh tractors are anticipated to take part of their parade, which is able to transfer into the town from three border points–Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur (UP Gate).
In response to the unions, there is no such thing as a restrict on autos.
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Patrolling has been intensified at energy substations in Delhi following a menace from the banned Sikhs for Justice outfit to disrupt the town’s provide throughout the Republic Day celebrations.
An official mentioned round 6,000 safety personnel have been deployed to keep up vigil. Facial recognition programs have additionally been arrange at vantage factors for suspect identification, the official mentioned.
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The safety personnel are retaining a hawk-eyed vigil over Rajpath, the place President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely be celebrating the event together with different dignitaries and 1000’s of individuals.
Checking and frisking at Rajghat will likely be completed by personnel in PPE kits, with masks and face defend, retaining consistent with COVID-19 protocols, the official mentioned.
A five-layer safety cowl has been deployed in and across the metropolis to keep up regulation and order, a senior police officer mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal mentioned greater than 6,000 police personnel have been deployed at Rajpath for the Republic Day celebrations.
Following COVID protocols, solely 25,000 folks will likely be allowed to attend the ceremony at Rajpath versus over one lakh spectators who often attended the occasion yearly, he mentioned.
The parade will likely be shorter this yr. As a substitute of marching as much as the Purple Fort, the parade will finish on the nationwide stadium. Solely tableaux will likely be allowed on the Purple Fort, he mentioned.
“We’ve 140 CCTV cameras on the Republic Day parade route and alongside the enclosures. We’ve recognized and arrange facial recognition programs at 30 spots on Rajpath from the place the general public would enter.
“This method is fed with a database of almost over 50,000 folks, together with that of suspected terrorists, criminals and anti-social parts,” mentioned one other senior police officer.
In response to an advisory, no site visitors will likely be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6 pm on Monday until the parade is over. Rajpath is already out of bounds. No cross site visitors on Rajpath intersections from 11 pm on Monday at Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Highway until parade is over.
To keep up regulation and order throughout the farmers’ tractor parade, 1000’s of safety personnel have been already deployed at a number of border factors. Deependra Pathak, Particular Commissioner of Police (Intelligence), claimed on Sunday that over 300 Twitter handles have been generated from Pakistan to disrupt the tractor parade.
The site visitors going in the direction of the NH-44 and the GT Karnal Highway will likely be diverted from Singhu Shani Mandir, Ashok Farm/Janti Tall, Hamidpur, Sunderpur Majra, Zindopur Mukhmelpur, Kadipur, Kushak Colony, Mukarba Chowk and GTK Depot,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Visitors) Meenu Chowdhary mentioned.
The second batch of autos will begin from the Tikri border and go by means of Nangloi, Baprola Village and Najafgarh, excluding Phirni Highway, Jharoda Border, Rohtak Bypass (Bahadurgarh) and Asoda Toll Plaza, Chowdhary mentioned.
Police mentioned the site visitors will likely be diverted from totally different factors. Visitors is not going to be allowed to enter on the Rohtak street from Kirari Mor and will likely be diverted in the direction of Mangolpuri. It’s going to even be diverted from Ghevra Mor in the direction of Khanjawala, they mentioned.
Tractors from the Ghazipur border will cowl some portion of the NH-24 from the place they are going to take a proper flip to Highway Quantity 56, ISBT Anand Vihar, Apsara Border, Hapur Highway, Bhopura, IMS Faculty, Lal Kuan and Ghazipur Border, police mentioned.
A whole lot of ladies farmers are additionally anticipated to drive tractors.
Farmer leaders have appealed to these taking part within the parade to hold sufficient ration for twenty-four hours and be certain that the rally stays peaceable.
“Nobody ought to carry any weapon or drink alcohol. Banners carrying inciting messages will not be allowed,” a farmer chief mentioned.
Enacted in September final yr, the three farm legal guidelines have been projected by the Centre as main reforms within the agriculture sector that may take away middlemen and permit farmers to promote their produce anyplace within the nation.
Nonetheless, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the brand new legal guidelines would pave the way in which for eliminating the security cushion of the minimal assist worth and cast off the ‘mandi’ system, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.