On 22 January 2021, following failed talks with the government, leaders of the ongoing farmers’ protest announced that they will hold a demonstration on 26 January to coincide with the country’s Republic Day holiday and use tractors to disrupt transportation along the Outer Ring Road in Delhi. Protest leaders declined the government’s proposal to temporarily suspend the implementation of three recently passed farm laws for 18 months, which prompted the demonstrations,.

Analyst Comment: Violence between protesters and police officers is possible during the event. Protest-related unrest occurred on several occasions since the demonstrations began in late-November 2020.