Chandigarh: As more than 200 farmer associations across the country have announced a rally against the central government on February 13, the border areas of Haryana state have been closed. Internet service has also been disconnected in various districts.
More than 200 farmers’ associations including Samyukta Kisan Morcha, Kisan Mastur Morcha have announced that they will hold a rally against the central government in Delhi on February 13 under the name of ‘Delhi Salo’, emphasizing various demands including the passing of a new law to ensure minimum support price for crops. For this, many farmers from all over the country are leaving for Delhi.
In response to this, the Haryana government announced that internet and SMS services will be suspended till February 13 in the districts of Ambala, Ambala, Kurushetra, Kaital, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa located on the Haryana-Punjab border. The measure will be in effect from 6 am tomorrow (Feb 11) to 11.59 pm on Feb 13.
Also, a large number of policemen have been deployed for security in the border areas. The respective district administrations have also set up barricades and sandbags to stop the rally goers. Police have warned of strict action if public property is damaged during the rally. Police have also asked people not to travel to Punjab without urgent needs.