Stopped from reaching rally, farmers conflict with cops


Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, September 10

A high-voltage drama was witnessed right here in the present day as farmers clashed with the police after being denied entry to Pipli grain market to take part in a state-level ‘Kisan Bachao-Mandi Bachao’ rally, organised to demand withdrawal of the Centre’s farm ordinances.

The face-off noticed the farmers breaking barricades and pelting the police with stones and the cops cane-charging the protesters to disperse them. An alleged try was made to run a tractor-trailer over the Shahabad SDM, who was on the spot to cease the farmers.

It was after the farmers, gathered beneath the aegis of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), blocked the Delhi-Ambala freeway for an hour that they had been allowed to proceed in the direction of the rally venue. The commuters, in the meantime, had been a harried lot.

Farmer unions and fee brokers have threatened to go in for a statewide blockade on September 20 if their calls for for withdrawal of the three ordinances and making ‘Right to sell at MSP’ a regulation weren’t met by September 19.

The unions have additionally determined to start out dharnas at district headquarters throughout Haryana from September 15 if the Centre or the state authorities failed to ask them for talks on their calls for by September 14. Deputy Commissioner Sharandeep Kaur mentioned the farmers had been denied permission for the rally as a result of Covid pandemic.

‘PB villages won’t permit MPs backing ordinances’

Ludhiana: The Bharti Kisan Union (Lakhowal) introduced on Thursday that MPs backing the Centre’s farm ordinances wouldn’t be allowed to enter Punjab villages. Its common secretary HS Lakhowal claimed that the NDA authorities needed handy over cultivable land to company homes. “We will hold a dharna outside Parliament House on the day Bills to replace the ordinances are tabled in Parliament,” he added. OC



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