Bharat Bandh: Delhi Police on high alert, security beefed up

Delhi Police is on high alert and security has been tightened in the national capital in view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), officials said on Friday.

Traffic may be affected in the national capital with barricades put up in several areas, according to police.

The SKM has called for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ to press the BJP-led central government to accept farmers’ demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

Farmers from Punjab began their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on Tuesday but were stopped by security personnel at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Delhi and Haryana.

The protesting farmers have been camping at the border points ever since. Their agitation entered the fourth day on Friday.

The two border points between Delhi and Haryana remained closed for traffic with heavy deployment of security personnel in anti-riot gear.

Due to border closure, commuters have been facing difficulties in passing through certain stretches.

Traffic movement is allowed at the Ghazipur border with Uttar Pradesh.

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