Tribune News Service
Hisar, September 20
Farmers organisations across Haryana blocked roads to protest the contentious agricultural ordinances on Sunday.
Police used water cannon as protesters resorted to stone pelting on the Chandigarh-Delhi road.
The Haryana Police used a water cannon to stop Punjab Youth Congress activists from entering the state through Ambala during a tractor rally against the Centre’s farm-related Bills.
The Youth Congress activists were going to Delhi through the Chandigarh-Delhi highway when they were stopped at the heavily barricaded entrance to Haryana by police.
The situation at the Haryana-Punjab border turned tense as the protesters remained adamant to continue their march towards the national capital.
Some activists tried to set a tractor on fire after the march was stopped.
Police use water canons as protesters resort to stone pelting on Chandigarh- #Delhi road #FarmersProtest #Farmers #JaiKisan #FarmBills @mlkhattar @Dchautala @AbhaySChautala @BhupinderSHooda pic.twitter.com/5y7tdLGFrd— Sushil Manav (@sushilmanav) September 20, 2020
In Hisar, farmers blocked the toll plaza near Mayyar village on the National Highway. DC Priyanka Soni and SP Ganga Ram Punia reached the toll plaza to hold talks with the agitated farmers who are planning to block the highway in support of their demands.
Farmers under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Haryana blockaded the National Highway (NH) 73 in Barwala in Panchkula district on Sunday.
The farmers are resorting to dhanas and road blockades in various places in Jind. The Jind-Delhi road has been blocked in Julana. In Charkhi Dadri district, Dadri Kanina road has been blocked by the farmers.
In Kaithal, hundreds of farmers blocked the road near Titram Mor to show their resentment against the three agriculture and farm Bills.
In Rohtak, farmers and arhtiyas would take out a protest march in the city at the noon. They will also submit the memorandum to the DC in the noon, "The protest march will be organised peacefully and there is no plan of road blockade," says Preet Singh, District President, Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sabha (ABKS)
In Sirsa, farmers' organisations have decided to block the road in Panjuana and Jamaal villages. Sirsa administration has deployed adequate forces and appointed 25 duty magistrates who are keeping a watch on the protest demonstration of the farmers.
In Karnal, farmers have started assembling in Assandh grain market to protest. Hundreds of farmers and commission agents started their agitation in Karnal grain market.
In Jind, the BKU has announced to block the road for three hours from 12 to 3 pm. Farmers blocked the road in Kandela village of Jind district to protest against the central ordinances. Kandela village has been the centre of farmers agitation in past especially during the regime of the Om Prakash Chautala.
The Jind DSP Dharambir Singh has urged the farmers to hold the demonstration peacefully. The police will take action on any violation of the law, he warned the activists.
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