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US issues security alert for citizens in view of farmers’ protest in New Delhi

The United States on Wednesday issued a security alert to its citizens in India, advise them to avoid prominent areas, crowds and demonstrations and to take steps for their own safety in view of the farmer’s demonstration in New Delhi.

Farmers’ Association on Tuesday said it would hold a ‘Parliament of Kisan‘ in Jantar Mantar in the ongoing monsoon of Parliament and every day from July 22, 200 protesters will go there from Singhu border.

“The US Embassy New Delhi is aware of media reports about possible protests in and around New Delhi on July 21 and 22 by farmers and protesters. Protests such as The former has sometimes led to violence,” the embassy said in a press release released on Wednesday. .

Note that the possibility and location of the demonstrations are still unknown, but the farmers’ union has requested permission for 200 protesters to walk to Parliament to protest the new farm law.

The press release said there could be more police on the streets, additional checkpoints and an unspecified number of protesters in and around Delhi.

It also advises them to avoid prominent areas, including Parliament, crowds, demonstrations, follow local media for updates, be aware of their surroundings, review safety plans their personal security and heed instructions from law enforcement officials.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of more than 40 farmer unions leading the agitation against central agricultural laws, planned that about 200 farmers would protest outside Parliament every day since July 22 during the monsoon session.

The monsoon session of the National Assembly begins on Monday and is scheduled to end on August 13.

Thousands of farmers across the country have agitated at the Delhi border against three agricultural laws that they claim will eliminate the Minimum Support Price system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporations.

More than 10 rounds of negotiations with the government, which drafted legislation for major agricultural reforms, failed to break the deadlock between the two sides.

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