False narrative of Khalistanis on the prowl in Delhi

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/8/2021 12:59:26 AM

NEW DELHI, Feb 6: Armed Police came out in a large number across Delhi and 10 metro stations in the central Delhi were shut down for six hours on Saturday to create a false narrative of the Khalistanis on the prowl in the national capital to create another spurt of violence at the Red Fort and other parts on the Republic Day.
Fear was writ large on the people coming out of their homes because of the unusual security blanket mounted everywhere, but there was no violence in Delhi or in the nearby towns of Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabadh in the National Capital Region (NCR). Traffic resumed late in the afternoon on the highways to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh after the 3-hour long "chakka jam" ended.
Police, however, justified the massive security, saying it does not want to take any chance with the "Chakka Jam" call by the farmers' unions. All 125 entry points to Delhi were cordoned off with a large presence of police that said it does not want the protesting farmers or miscreants to slip into the capital to recreate the violence of January 26.
The Home Ministry also ordered the suspension of Internet at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border protest sites from Friday midnight to Saturday midnight while the Haryana government shut down Internet in the nearby towns on the borders till 5 pm. There were some clashes at the Singhu border, but the reporters could not reach the site because of the multi-layered barricades.
The SamyuktKisanMorcha, an umbrella body of the agitating farmer unions, had excluded Delhi and NCR from the 3-hour national "chakka jam" on the national and state highways, but the police said it cannot trust the Morcha as its leaders had violated the routes agreed with the police for their tractor rally and resorted to violence instead of the promised peaceful rally. The Morcha has, however, disassociated itself from the violence, claiming that the youths turned violent because of the police provocations.
The farmer unions have declared not to negotiate any further with the government, accusing it of spreading disinformation and resorting to arrests. No further talks until all those arrested are released, Morcha spokesman and Bhartiya Kisan Union (UP) leader Rakesh Tikait has said, declaring that the farmers won't return home until the three contentious farm laws are repealed.
The Punjab farmers, who are camping on Delhi's borders for the past 74 days, point out that they would not allow any Khalistanis in their movement. They point out that the militancy in Punjab in the late eighties failed because the rural population of the farmers fought those creating violence.



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