Intelligence agencies warn that Pak-based ISI proxies may sabotage farmers’ protest today

Delhi police and other agencies are alerted by the intelligence agencies that Pakistan-based ISI proxies may sabotage the scheduled farmers’ protest, according to official sources by ANI on late Friday evening.

According to thee official sources, intelligence agencies have warned the Delhi police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that Pakistan-based Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) envoys may vandalize the proposed farmers’ protest today by provoking the deployed security forces.

A letter has been sent to Delhi Police and the other concerned agencies. Appropriate arrangements have been made by the Delhi Police, after recieving the letter. “Adequate security arrangements have been made and some metro stations will also remain shut for a few hours on Saturday,” sources said.

The letter says that dedicated and adequate manpower will be deployed outside the Metro stations. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to keep three Metro stations–Vishwavidyalaya, Civil Lines and Vidhan Sabha shut from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday as a precautionary measure inorder to avoid any turmoil in law and order situation. On the adive of Delhi police, this step has been taken which has also made elaborate security arrangements.

Many farmer groups are also likely to join the protesting farmers at Delhi’s border on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday requested the farmer unions to end their agitation against the Centre’s three contentious laws. Tomar addressing the media persons in Bhopal on Friday said, “I urge all farmer unions to conclude their agitation. The government had held 11 rounds of talks with them. Agriculture Reform Bills will bring betterment to the lives of farmers.”

On the completing, seven months of the ongoing farmers’ agitation, Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s mediation to ‘Save Agriculture and Save Democracy’ and for repealing the three “anti-farm” laws. The SKM said that it will send a memorandum from all over India to the President Kovind on June 26, which marks the seven months on farmers’ “anguish and indignation” and request him to get the farmer laws repealed, and to getting a legal guarantee of minimum support price for farmers.

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