Chakka Jam: A look into how the farmers will unfold the nationwide road blockade!

The protesting farmers are all set to unveil a new drive of agitation against the farm laws - Chakka Jam, the nationwide road blockade on Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. In what has become another pattern of their incessant protests, the farmers said that they would carry out the nationwide road blockade across the nation apart from Delhi. 

The peasants from the other parts of the nation will block the national and state highways for three hours on Saturday as a mark of intensifying the protests to repeal the farm laws. Chakka Jam will be one of the protesting drives carried out by the farmers in line with the Tractor Rally and hunger strike. As farmers are ready to launch the unprecedented blockade across the nation so are the security forces to address any untoward incidents, let's take a look into how the farmers have decided to unfold the blockade. 

The farmers have asserted that they would peacefully demonstrate the Chakka Jam and during the three hours, they said they will also ensure nothing gets affected majorly. According to reports, the farmers will not stop the emergency and essential vehicles during the roadblock to ensure that the emergency services face no hindrance in the wake of their Chakka Jam. 

The farmers have also decided to provide food and water to those who get stuck in the blockade. The protesters said that they will provide items like Channa and Peanuts to the people who got stuck in the blockade and they will also speak to them about why they are protesting and what the government has been doing to them. The farmers said that they will also ensure that the blockade won't cause major disruption to normal lives. 

They will maintain a peaceful demonstration during Chakka Jam and the roadblock will conclude at 3 pm on Saturday by blowing vehicle horns for one minute and the farmers have decided to blow horns with the view of expressing support and solidarity between each other. On the other hand, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the farmers' outfit affiliated to the RSS, said that they will not participate in the Chakka Jam. 

The reports say that in the wake of Chakka Jam, the Delhi police had strengthened the security in and around the city. Though the farmers said that they won't carry out the drive of a road blockade in Delhi, the Delhi police have been on the alert and deployed security measures to tackle any untoward incidents during the Chakka Jam, being reminiscent of the violence and clashes between the farmers and police in Republic Day, which had put over 500 security personnel injured and killed one protester. 

The Delhi Police, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, had initiated the measures in and around the national capital and intensified vigil at the city's border points, particularly in the protest sites. On Friday, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava had held a meeting with senior police officials and reviewed the security arrangements that are put in place around the city in the wake of Chakka Jam. 

Apart from staying vigil on the ground, the police had decided to extensively monitor online - content on social media with the view of containing the spread of incitements and rumors against the police. Speaking about the readiness of the law enforcement agency, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal has on Friday said that in view of the violence that erupted on January 26, the police had installed adequate security arrangements at the borders of the national capital to restrict the farmers from entering Central Delhi.