Intelligence agencies have alerted Delhi police and other agencies that Pakistan-based ISI proxies may sabotage the proposed farmers’ protest.
As per the official sources, intelligence agencies have alerted Delhi police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that Pakistan-based Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) proxies may wreck the proposed farmers’ protest on June 26 by instigating the deployed security forces. A letter has been sent to Delhi Police and other agencies concerned. After receiving the letter, the Delhi Police has made adequate arrangements. “Adequate security arrangements have been made, and some metro stations will also remain shut for a few hours on Saturday,” ANI quoted sources.
The letter mentions that dedicated and sufficient personnel will be deployed outside Metro stations.
As a precautionary measure and to avoid any turbulence in the law and order situation, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has kept three Metro stations—Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines, and Vidhan Sabha shut from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on June 26 (Saturday). The step has been taken on the advice of Delhi Police which has also made elaborate security arrangements.
Several farmer groups are also expected to join the protesting farmers at Delhi’s border points on June 26.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urged the farmer unions to end their agitation against the Centre’s three progressive farm laws. Addressing media persons in Bhopal, Tomar said, “I urge all farmer unions to conclude their agitation. The government had held 11 rounds of talks with them. Agriculture Reform Bills will bring betterment to the lives of farmers.”
On the completion of seven months of the ongoing farmers’ agitation, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s intervention to ‘Save Agriculture and Save Democracy’ and for repealing of the three “anti-farm” laws.
The SKM said it will send a memorandum from all over India to the President on June 26, which marks seven months of their agitation, on farmers’ “anguish and indignation” and an appeal to him in getting the farmer laws repealed, and to get a legal guarantee of minimum support price for farmers.
(With inputs from ANI)