308 Pakistan-based Twitter handles trying to disrupt farmers' R-Day rally: Delhi Police

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Sunday said that over 300 Twitter handles have been generated in Pakistan to create disturbance during the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on Republic Day.
"Through intelligence and various other agencies, we have continuously been getting inputs regarding threat to create disturbance during the tractor rally. 308 Twitter handles have been generated from Pakistan between January 13 and 18 to create confusion," said Dependra Pathak, Special CP (Intelligence), Delhi Police.
Pathak said that in view of the threat, adequate security arrangements will be provided during the tractor rally after the Republic Day parade concludes.
"It will be a challenging task for us but the rally will be conducted amid tight security after the Republic Day parade is over," Pathak said at a press conference.
Detailing the plan, Pathak said that the rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points.
"From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway and then return to Singhu. From Tikri border, it will go to Nagloi and pass through Najafgarh and Western Peripheral Expressway. From Ghazipur border, the rally will go to 56-foot road and return to its originating point passing through Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway," he said.
On Saturday, the farmer unions were given permission to take out a tractor march on January 26 as a mark of protest against the Centre's three agriculture laws.
Enacted in September last year, the three farm laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
However, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of minimum support price and do away with the 'mandi' (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
(With inputs from agencies)


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