Police threw a hoop of safety round central Delhi and stored a decent vigil on the motion of autos.
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has given particular permission for demonstration by a most of 200 farmers at Jantar Mantar, just a few metres from the Parliament Complex, until August 9.
The 200 farmers, sporting identification badges and carrying flags of their unions, travelled to Jantar Mantar from their Singhu border protest website in buses with a police escort.
The protest was to begin at 11 am, however the farmers reached the venue solely by 12:25 pm.
Farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakka stated police stopped them at three locations en route and their Aadhaar playing cards have been checked.
Upon reaching Jantar Mantar, farmers raised slogans, demanding the federal government scrap the three laws.
The protesting farmers have been restricted to a small part of Jantar Mantar with police placing up barricades on each side.
Several groups of the Delhi Police manned the roads resulting in the protest venue, whereas personnel of the Rapid Action Force, an specialised unit of the Central Reserve Police Force, stood guard on the website, carrying riot shields and batons.
A water cannon and metal-detector gates have been deployed on the website. Two tankers carrying ingesting water have additionally been stationed there.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of farmer unions spearheading the protest against the three farm laws, has been requested to offer an endeavor that each one COVID-19 norms can be adopted and the stir can be peaceable.
Although the SKM had stated that their protest at Jantar Mantar would proceed until the top of the Monsoon session of Parliament on August 13, the lieutenant governor has given permission for protest until August 9.
This is the primary time because the violence within the nationwide capital throughout a tractor rally on January 26 that the authorities have granted permission to the protesting farmer unions to carry an indication within the metropolis.
Gathering for protests is presently not allowed within the nationwide capital in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to an order by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.
Thousands of farmers from throughout the nation have been agitating at three Delhi border factors — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — against the three farm laws that they declare will dispose of the minimal help worth system, leaving them on the mercy of huge companies.
Over 10 rounds of talks with the federal government, which has been projecting the laws at main agricultural reforms, have failed to interrupt the impasse between the 2 sides.