New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), ahead of the ‘black Friday’ protest march, said that borders of the national capital are being sealed and Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is being cordoned off. On completion of one year of enactment of the three farms laws, the party has decided to take out ‘black Friday’ protest march.
"Looking at the number of farmers and Akali Dal cadre coming for the protest today, Rakab Ganj Sahib is being cordoned off to stop Punjabis from entering. This is a reminder of dark dictatorial times," the party tweeted.
SAD also alleged that Punjab registered vehicles are being stopped at the Delhi borders ahead of the protest.
"All Delhi borders have been sealed and Punjab vehicles are being stopped. While all others pass, Punjabis are being told that our entry has been restricted. Our peaceful voices have seemingly scared the powers that be," they said.
Meanwhile, Delhi Traffic Police on Friday morning notified that the Jharoda Kalan border has been closed due to farmers' protest. "Jharoda Kalan border has been closed using barricades, in view of farmers' protest," tweets Delhi Traffic Police in Hindi.
झाड़ोदा कलां बॉर्डर दोनो रास्ते किसान आन्दोलन की वजह से बैरिकेटिंग लगा कर बंद कर दिया है, कृपया इस मार्ग के प्रयोग से बचेl
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 17, 2021
On the occasion of the completion of one year of continuing protests against three farm laws, SAD had decided to organise a march on Friday at 9.30 am from Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to the Parliament building. As per the reports, the protest will be led by SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal and SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
In an interview with ANI, SAD General Secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra had assured that the protest march would be peaceful.
"The march will be peaceful. We will give a memorandum to Government to repeal the 3 farm Laws. Even if we don`t get permission to protest, we will protest peacefully and give our memorandum," he had said.
The three farm laws that were passed last year include the Farmer`s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
(With ANI inputs)