Future Course of Farmers’ Demonstrations in Punjab in Doubt as State Issues Fresh Curbs on Gatherings From March 1
The future course of farmers’ demonstrations in Punjab remains unclear as the state federal government on Tuesday revealed fresh restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, authorising deputy commissioners to put in place night curfews from March 1. The relocation comes amidst growing issue over an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.
Countless farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Delhi border points for nearly 3 months to press for the repeal of the 3 farming laws enacted in September in 2015 and a legal warranty on the minimum support cost (MSP). Protests have been taking location in Punjab.
Last week, protesters rested on tracks at numerous places on the Delhi-Ludhiana-Amritsar train route in Punjab as part of the ‘rail roko’ demonstration. Security was tightened in the state, with personnel of the government train authorities and the state police forces being deployed.
According to a federal government declaration on Tuesday, an overall of 100 people are allowed indoors and 200 individuals enabled to collect outdoors. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed that using of face masks and social distancing norms be strictly enforced, with testing to be ramped to 30,000 a day, it said.
Health officials stated 200 individuals are presently allowed to gather inside your home and 500 individuals outdoors, while 20,000 to 22,000 tests are performed every day. Chief Secretary Vinni Mahajan eliminated the closure of federal government schools once again and stated the department is taking all actions to guarantee the safety of students.
While releasing directions for increased testing, Singh likewise bought mandatory screening of 15 contacts per positive test, with keeping an eye on to be done by CPTOs (COVID Patient Tracking Officer) and review to be carried out by the Health Department. Singh minister likewise took stock of the vaccination status, underlining the requirement to perform a campaign to promote 100% coverage of health care and frontline workers.
Punjab’s primary opposition party AAP had previously stated it will arrange a “Kisan Mahasammelan” in Moga district on March 21 in assistance of the farmers’ agitation. Party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the event, it stated.
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