Farm Bills

Young farmers hit roads in Mohali as stir enters Day 3

Head for Guv’s house, not allowed to enter UT

Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 27

Young farmers, student organisations and other youth groups, under the banner of Naujawan Kisan Ekta, today came out on the streets in large numbers to protest against the contentious farm Bills. It was the third day of protests by farmers over the passage of the Bills in Parliament.

The protesters raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and burnt his effigies to vent their anger against the government move. Heavy police deployment and barricades were seen as farmers on foot, tractors and two-wheelers carried out a protest march from Gurdwara Sahib Singh Shaheedan towards the Punjab Governor’s residence in Chandigarh via the Phase VII light point and YPS Chowk. However, Chandigarh cops stopped them at Sector 52, preventing their entry in the UT.

Around 800 persons, including Punjabi singers Afsana Khan and Rupinder Handa, participated in the protest. Their representatives later handed over a charter of demand to the Executive Magistrate, Chandigarh. It was addressed to the Punjab Governor and sought withdrawal of the contentious Bills.

According to the protesters, these “black laws” will ruin the agricultural system of the country. Due to the protest, the traffic on Airport Road was hit for at least four hours, causing inconvenience to motorists.

However, no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district.

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