New Delhi, Feb. 6 -- Amid the large-scale police deployment and a host of steps taken to curtail the movement of farmers, the three-hour nationwide "chakka jam" - a blockade of national and state highways - called by farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws, went off peacefully on Saturday at the three protest venues at Delhi's Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders.

In view of the violence in the Capital on Republic Day during the tractor rally taken out by farmers, in which one person died and several others were injured, the Delhi Police had put in place a thick security blanket to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the chakka jam.

Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said, "Considering the violence that...