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02/10/2018 10:27 AM IST | Updated 02/10/2018 10:27 AM IST

Thousands Of Farmers To Protest In Delhi Today, Prohibitionary Orders Issued: All You Need To Know

The farmers are marching from Haridwar to New Delhi.

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A file photo of farmers at a Bhartiya Kisan Union protest.

A large number of protesters are expected to march on the streets of Delhi on Tuesday demanding benefits for farmers.

Anticipating law and order problems, prohibitionary orders have been issued in parts of the capital on Gandhi Jayanti.

Here's all you need to know about the protest:

— The Call for the march was issued by the Bhartiya Kisan Union and will be led by union chief Rakesh Tikait.

— The march will begin in Haridwar and end at Kisan Ghat in New Delhi.

PTI reported that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code had been implemented in parts of Delhi including Preet Vihar, Jagatpuri, Shakarpur, Madhu Vihar, Ghazipur, Mayur Vihar, Mandawli, Pandav Nagar, Kalyanpuri and New Ashok Nagar police station limits. This prohibitionary orders were issued by Deputy Commissioners of Police Pankaj Singh (East) and Atul Kumar Thakur (North-East).

— The orders, which last a week, prohibits a group of five or more people from gathering in public to hold a meeting.

Hindustan Times reported that more than 20,000 farmers are likely to participate in the march with more than 15 demands including waiver of farmers' loans and payment of pending sugarcane dues. They also want the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to be made available for all crops.

The Hindu reported that the protesters were also demanding farmer-friendly crop insurance and income support for small and marginal farmers.

HT quoted Tikait as saying, "We will continue our march till our demands are met. The talks (with the ministers) should go on. Whenever we feel that our work is done, we will stop our protest. If farmers are given an assurance, they will be happy. We have already given four years to the government to meet our demands. It is time that our demands are met."