Republic Day 2021: Home Minister Amit Shah holds a high-level meeting on the eve of tractor’s rally. According to the reports, Delhi Police commissioner and IB chief are in attendance. The reports further add that the Home Minister will take stock on how Delhi Police can function better in terms of maintaining law & order, security arrangements and implementation of new technologies.Also Read - Delhi Turns Fortress Ahead of Republic Day, Over 27,000 Personnel Deployed | A Look Into Security Arrangements
Amit Shah is also expected to take a review meeting of Delhi Police before their annual press conference. Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava issued a circular regarding the security arrangements for the tractor rally by protesting farmers that will be held after the Republic Day celebration on Tuesday. Also Read - Delhi Police Arrests Man For Molesting JNU Scholar in Campus
The circular said that all officers and personnel as well as CAPF and any other force deployed for the Republic Day Parade security arrangements should be made aware and be prepared that they will be required for law and order arrangements immediately after the official celebration is over. Also Read - Republic Day: Delhi Police Issues Travel Advisory For Parade Dress Rehearsal On Jan 22, 23. Details Here
Arrangements of lunch for police personnel should be made and they be kept in readiness at their points of duty under the charge of their respective zonal/sector officers, it said.
The officers should also ensure adequate rest after the Republic Day celebration arrangements and should remain in ready position to move at short notice for law and order arrangements in connection with the ”kisan tractor rally” on Tuesday, the circular said.
On Sunday, police said the farmers’ proposed tractor rally will start after the time period of the Republic Day celebration has ended.
The rally will be held from Delhi’s three border points — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — and adequate security will be provided to it, police said.
Since November last year, farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the Centre”s three new agriculture laws at several Delhi border points, including Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, demanding that the legislations be repealed.
The farmers had earlier announced that they will hold a peaceful tractor parade on Republic Day as a mark of their protest against the farm laws.