Farmers' Chakka Jam in India: In an order to intensify farmers' protest against farm laws 2020, farmers have proposed to stage a nationwide road blockade or 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday.
The three-hour-long road blockade will begin from 12 pm to 3 pm across the country excluding Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Delhi.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday stated that farmers in the above-mentioned states have been kept on standby as they can be called to the national capital.
Giving details about the farmers' "Chakka Jam" in India, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha said that the essential services such as fire brigade, ambulance and school buses will not be stopped during the agitation.
Also, it has assured that the road blockade on Saturday will remain completely peaceful and non-violent. Even as it asked the protestors to not indulge in any conflict with the government officials or any citizen.
Meanwhile, the chakka jam will conclude at 3 pm and the protestors have been asked to blow horns for one minute, in a bid to convey a message of solidarity with the farmers.
It is pertinent to mention that the farmer unions have made it clear that there will be no "Chakka Jam" in the national capital. Still, Delhi Police has beefed up security at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur borders.
Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal on Friday stated that "We are monitoring content on social media to make sure rumours are not spread against the police. The protestors are camping at the borders of Delhi. We are in touch with the police force of other states also."