Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat, other Akali leaders court arrest following protest outside Parliament

The SAD is observing September 17 as a Black Day to mark one year of the passage of the contentious farm laws

Tribune News Service 

Chandigarh/New Delhi, September 17

SAD president Sukhbir Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and 13 other Akali leaders courted arrest on Friday following a protest outside Parliament.

Defying Delhi Police' barricades and ban on protest march, a large number of Shiromani Akali Dal workers had a showdown with the police in the national capital since Thursday night.

While police had sealed borders and erected barricades at entry point to Delhi and on roads to Parliament, Akali workers, especially youth activists, were seen breaking barricades demanding they had the right to protest.

The SAD is observing September 17 as a Black Day to mark one year of the passage of the contentious farm laws. The Akalis also look to gain much ground with farmers after the later protested against the ‘100-day Gal Punjab Di Yatra’ launched by the party as a run-up to the Assembly polls.

Also read: SAD protest: Huge traffic jam on Gurugram-Delhi border blocks expressway

Farmers show black flags to Sukhbir Badal in Hisar over Moga incident 

"It is an undeclared emergency in New Delhi," said SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema on Twitter regarding the situation in the capital. Youth Akali Dal chief Parambans Singh Romana said Akalis had announced a peaceful march and it was a murder of democracy to stop such a march. He said youth Akali workers were sitting on a dharna on several points in the national capital to mark protest.

Sukhbir Badal and other senior leadership had reached Gurdwara Rakabgunj on Thursday night to lead the protest.

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

Aryan Khan gets bail in cruise drugs case

Aryan Khan gets bail in cruise drugs case

Co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha also granted ...

NCB witness in drugs-on-cruise case Kiran Gosavi arrested by Pune police in cheating case

NCB witness in drugs-on-cruise case Kiran Gosavi arrested by Pune police in cheating case

Gosavi, whose photos and videos with Aryan Khan went viral o...

New land border law will not affect existing boundary treaties: China on India’s concerns

New land border law will not affect existing boundary treaties: China on India’s concerns

Beijing urges relevant countries to avoid making 'wanton spe...

BJP won’t go anywhere for next many decades, says Prashant Kishor; takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

BJP won’t go anywhere for next many decades, says Prashant Kishor; takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

Political strategist says once you secure 30 per cent-plus v...

3 Punjab women run over at farmers' protest site at Tikri border

3 Punjab women run over at farmers' protest site at Tikri border

The Punjab government announces a compensation of Rs 5 lakh ...

Cities

View All