Tribune News Service
Karnal, November 5
Karnal police on Thursday made a heavy deployment of security personnel near Karnal’s Raipur village on the national highway where farmers are scheduled to protest the contentious farm laws between 12 pm and 4 pm.
SDM Karnal Ayush Sinha has been assigned to communicate with them to avoid the blockade at NH-44.
DC Nishant Kumar Yadav said that they have chalked a diversion plan for the smooth flow of traffic.
SP Ganga Ram Punia said that they have deployed additional security personnel on the NH-44 for maintaining the law and order situation.
Farmers under the banner of BKU has already announced to block NH-44 near Nilokheri.
Farmers are protesting The Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Farmers” Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 aims to permit the sale of agricultural produce outside the mandis regulated by the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) constituted by different state legislations. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, provides for contract farming. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 deregulates the production, supply, distribution of food items like cereals, pulses, potatoes, onion and edible oilseeds.