New Delhi: Ahead of the farmers' protest near the Parliament from July 22, seven metro stations have been put under strict vigil. According per reports, these seven metro stations may also be shut, if the protests by farmers turn violent.
"DCP, New Delhi district has requested to keep extra vigil at the seven metro stations as well as other stations which lies in the New Delhi area, and may be closed w.E.F 19.07.2021 onwards till the monsoon session is over, at very short notice to refrain the protestors from reaching Parliament via metro and avoid any untoward incident," the letter read, as per a report by PTI.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has directed the authorities to put seven metro stations on alert. The seven metro stations that may be shut for farmers' protest are Janpath, Lok Kalyan Marg, Patel Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Mandi House and Udyog Bhawan.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Delhi Police officials met a delegation of farmers, ahead of their planned protest in front of the parliament during its monsoon session.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, has planned that around 200 farmers will hold protests outside parliament every day during the monsoon session. Thousands of farmers from across the country have been agitating at the Delhi borders demanding that the three contentious farm laws be scrapped and seeking a legal guarantee on MSP.