Protesting Punjab farmers on their option to Delhi stopped at Haryana border

Tribune News Service

Ambala, September 23

The police had to make use of water cannons and delicate drive to cease protesting Punjab farmers from getting into Haryana after sealing the inter-state border on the National Highway-44 right here this afternoon.

Police use water cannon to disperse protestors close to the Ambala City toll plaza in Ambala on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Maini

Led by the Bains brothers – Simarjit Singh and Balwinder Singh – of the Lok Insaaf Party and using bikes,  the farmers protesting in opposition to the controversial Farm Bills cleared by the Parliament not too long ago had been stopped on the Shambhu border. The agitating farmers had been on their option to New Delhi.

On receiving the knowledge, heavy police drive blocked the freeway by erecting barricades on the inter-state border and stopped the protesting farmers, led by the Bains brothers, from shifting forward.

The busy freeway remained blocked for vehicular visitors for a few hours and lengthy queues of automobiles could possibly be seen stranded on the arterial street, which connects main components of Punjab with Haryana and Delhi.

As the protesters, sporting white kurta-pyjamas and carrying black flags, remained adamant on crossing the barricades to achieve entry into Haryana, the heavy police drive deployed on the spot used water cannons and delicate drive to disperse them.

Raising slogans in opposition to the Union Government, the agitators stored attempting to interrupt the police barricading however in useless. On their half, policemen stored warning the protesters in opposition to shifting ahead and requested them to get again or face motion.

Ambala Range IGP Y Puran Kumar stated the protesters weren’t allowed to enter Haryana in view of the prohibitory orders in place to keep up legislation and order state of affairs.

Meanwhile, the protest prompted nice hardship to the commuters with a number of stranded vacationers, together with ladies, aged and kids, seen strolling on foot by means of the Ghaggar riverbed to succeed in Ambala for his or her additional journey.

On Sunday, Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar main the farmers on tractors to Delhi in protest in opposition to the farm legislations was denied entry to Haryana and stopped on the inter-state border in Sadopur close to Ambala.

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