Concrete barricades followed by huge nails and barbed wire fences were spotted at three protest epicentres at Delhi borders- Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri while the continued to protest against the farmer bill introduced by Modi-led central government.
Internet was temporarily suspended in the areas of Singhu, Ghazipur, and Tikri and their adjoining areas in the NCT of Delhi from 11 pm on January 31 to 11 PM of February 2 in the interest of maintaining public safety and averting public emergency.
60 sword-like metal batons were reportedly distributed to the police deployed in Shahadara district to protect themselves from rioters. More than 2,000 iron nails were embedded in rows across the breadth of Rohtak Road on the Delhi side of the border to puncture the tyres of the vehicles coming from Haryana.
The pictures of which are going viral on social media while a section of netizens fumes on the government for the iron firm attitude towards the farmers. Along with policemen, personnel of the Rapid Action Forces and the Central Armed Police Forces are on duty at the Delhi-UP border in Ghazipur.
Meanwhile, patriotic songs were played by police at Singhu on Monday evening. Police personnel said sound systems were set up to address forces and had to be tested.