Delhi Police detained around 60 people near Shaheedi Park at Delhi Gate on Saturday for allegedly holding a protest in support of the ‘chakka jam’ call given by the farmers.
The protest site on the Delhi-Haryana highway, the epicentre of the ongoing farmers' agitation, saw routine everyday activities like preparation and distribution of langar food.
The nationwide chakka jam protest did not have any impact in Telangna and it was business as usual in the State on Saturday.
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Instead of paying heed to the protestors, Marndi, an MLA from Bangiriposi, allegedly censured them, the JMM activists said.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait declared that their protest on Delhi's outskirts will continue till October 2 and farmers will return home only after the government repeals the contentious legislations.
The farmers blocked various national and state highways across the districts of Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Rajnandgaon, Mungeli, Janjgir-Champa, and other places.
Interacting with the press, he claimed a few inputs had been received regarding some "miscreants trying to disrupt peace" during the "chakka jam" that was announced for 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturday.
Apart from the three sites, internet services will remain suspended in their adjoining areas too till 23:59 hours on February 6.
At least 40 protesters, including senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan's wife Satvasheela Chavan and farmers, were detained by the police.
The police administration had deployed around 144 PAC companies, six paramilitary companies, along with senior officers, at the state and national highways.
Demonstrations were organized in Chhatrapur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Tangi, Panikoili, and other places, AITUC national secretary Ramakrushna Panda said.
Farmer unions had on Monday announced a countrywide 'chakka jam' on February 6 during which they would block national and state highways between 12 noon and 3 pm to protest the Internet ban.
Kamal Soi said he had difference of opinions with the agitating farmers but he went to the Singhu border in December and distributed 500 jackets and other items to them on humanitarian grounds.