The Haryana government has initiated a mobile internet shutdown in seven districts amid escalating tensions preceding the farmers’ march to New Delhi on February 13. The affected districts include Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa. The suspension of mobile internet services will be in effect from 6 am on February 11 to 11 pm on February 13.
Ahead of the Delhi march organized by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, the borders between Punjab and Haryana in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts will be sealed. Over 200 farmers’ unions are expected to participate in the protest, addressing issues such as legal assurance for Minimum Support Price (MSP), implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, pensions for farmers and farm laborers, farm debt relief, and more.
Additionally, authorities in Haryana have imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in 15 out of the state’s 22 districts, prohibiting protests or marches using tractor-trolleys. The police are closely monitoring social media for any misinformation or disruptive activities, emphasizing strict action against those disrupting law and order.
Similarly, Rajasthan has closed its borders with Punjab and imposed Section 144 in Sri Ganganagar district. Despite these measures, farmers remain determined to reach Delhi, with many unions from Rajasthan pledging participation in the protest.
Source: Pakistan Today