Security has been beefed in Delhi and the NCR after the call for Chakka Jam by farmer leaders, who were also involved in the 26th January insurrection. Along with Delhi police personnel, Paramilitary forces have been deployed in several areas of the Delhi-NCR including border areas.
To assist Delhi Police in maintaining law and order situation amid ‘Chakka Jaam’ call by farmers, Paramilitary Forces have been deployed at various parts of Delhi-NCR including borders. pic.twitter.com/J9Js2LLH1B— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Around 50,000 security personnel deployed across Delhi-NCR
Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi police, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces have been deployed in the Delhi-NCR region. About 12 metro stations have reportedly been put on alert to close the entry and exit if any disturbance arises.
Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary & Reserve Forces deployed in Delhi-NCR region. At least 12 metro stations in the national capital have been put on alert for closing the entry & exit, in view of any disturbance: Delhi Police#FarmersProtest https://t.co/40jTX4M9av— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Security personnel deployed at the Red Fort
Security arrangements have also been tightened at the Red Fort to deal with any possible disturbance resulting from the Chakka Jam. It is pertinent to note that during the tractor rally of 26th January, the ‘farmers’, spearheaded by several Khalistanis, had broken their agreement with the Delhi Police and marched inside Red Fort, where they indulged in rampant violence.
Delhi: Heavy deployment of police personnel at the Red Fort as a preventive measure to dispel actions resulting from calls for ‘Chakka Jaam’ by farmer unions protesting the farm laws pic.twitter.com/IgHF11YWyg— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Barricades have been also been set up at the Minto Bridge area along with the deployment of the security personnel as part of the preventive measures.
New Delhi: Security personnel deployed along with barricading measures at the Minto Bridge area— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
The area has been blockaded as a preemptory counter-measure to thwart ‘Chakka Jaam’ calls announced by farmer unions which are protesting the new farm laws pic.twitter.com/XuH5i0jG25
Multi-layered barricading along with wire fencing set up
Barricades with barbed wire fencing have been set up at the ITO to counter any disturbance that may arise from the call form Chakka Jam.
Delhi: Security tightened, in the light of ‘Chakka Jaam’ appeals by farmer unions protesting the farm laws— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Visuals from the ITO area with barbed wires placed over police barricades pic.twitter.com/4RcDLVv4ZZ
To deal with any untoward situation, multi-layered barricading has been set up at Ghazipur border along with water canon vehicles to ward off any possible trouble.
Delhi: Extensive barricading measures undertaken at Ghazipur border with water cannon vehicles deployed, as a preemptive measure to deal with possible disturbances resulting from ‘Chakka Jaam’ calls by farmer unions protesting farm laws— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Visuals from the Delhi side of the border pic.twitter.com/wQcfu5CTDN
Drone cameras keeping an eye on the situation
Authorities have also deployed drone cameras in various parts of the national capital region to monitor the situation.
Security tightened in Delhi-NCR in view of ‘Chakka Jaam’ call by farmers; visuals from Loni border (Ghaziabad) where drone is being used to monitor the situation.— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary & Reserve Forces deployed in Delhi-NCR, as per Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/wikAnHnXLy
After the horrific violence carried out by the protestors at the Red Fort on the Republic Day, the security forces have taken pre-emptive measures after the ‘farmers representatives’ called for a Chakka Jam to be on February 6. A tractor rally organised by the ‘farmers’ representatives’ on the Republic Day had turned violent despite the ‘farmers’ representatives’ assuring that it would be a peaceful rally. What followed later was unprecedented in the history of independent India. From raising religious flags to attacking security personnel, all tactics were adopted by the protestors to provoke the state.