The farmers had been protesting towards a gathering on the upcoming municipal polls chaired by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
A number of farmers sustained accidents in police motion after which the farmers have gathered in giant numbers on a number of toll plazas within the state.
Listed here are the newest developments:
-Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar defended police motion and mentioned “obstructing official work is towards democracy”. “In the event that they wished to protest, they need to’ve completed it peacefully. In the event that they jam highways and throw stones at police, then police may also take steps to take care of regulation and order. We’ll look into it and take obligatory motion,” Khattar mentioned.
–Commissionerate of Panchkula knowledgeable that Surajpur Toll Plaza (Kalka-Zirakpur Freeway) has been blocked by protesting farmers. “To protest the baton-charge in Haryana’s Karnal, all of the roads will likely be blocked until 5 pm within the state,” mentioned BKU chief Rakesh Tikait.
-The SKM, which is an umbrella organisation of the farmers’ affiliation protesting towards the Centre’s farm legal guidelines, appealed to the farmers to dam the roads to specific their solidarity towards the police motion on farmers in Karnal.
– The state police drew extreme criticism for the motion towards the farmers, and a number of other roads had been blockaded at totally different locations in protest. The affected routes included the Fatehabad-Chandigarh, Gohana-Panipat and the Jind-Patiala highways, and the Ambala-Chandigarh and the Hisar-Chandigarh nationwide highways.
-Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala the BJP over Saturday’s incident in Karnal saying, “At this time’s incident has harm each folks in Haryana…” Criticising the BJP for the “bloodshed”, Surjewala mentioned the incident wouldn’t be simply forgotten.
-Rahul Gandhi shared an image of an injured farmer to sentence the police motion in Karnal.
-In the meantime, the police mentioned solely delicate power was used because the protesters had been blocking the freeway, affecting visitors motion.
– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra additionally strongly condemned the police motion and mentioned such acts by the ruling get together would find yourself being “nails in its personal coffin”. “Farmers work arduous within the fields and the BJP sheds blood after they [farmers] discuss their rights,” she mentioned.