Farmers’ panel flays sealing of borders

Farmers’ panel flays sealing of borders

Farmer activists break the barricades installed near Farauli village on National Highway in Amabla on Wednesday. Photo Pradeep Maini

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, November 25

The Haryana chapter of the All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) — a joint platform of several farmers’ outfits — has strongly objected to the Khattar government’s act of sealing all border points in the state leading to Delhi and Punjab in order to prevent the farmers from going to Delhi on November 26 and 27 to protest against the three farm laws.

“The state is acting at the behest of the Centre to suppress the farmers’ agitation by dictatorial methods. The government should not remain under any illusion that it will succeed. The only democratic option is to withdraw the three black laws. We appeal to all political parties to express solidarity with the farmers by condemning the state government for its anti-national act of sealing the borders,” AIKSCC leader Inderjit Singh told the media here on Wednesday.

Inderjit Singh also sought an answer from Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala for the government’s action against the farmers’ agitation.

“Dushyant claims to be a big well-wisher of farmers, but why is he keeping mum when farmers are being suppressed by the police,” he asked.

Congress, INLD attack govt

  • Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda said, “Instead of holding talks with farmers and finding a solution, their voice is being throttled.”
  • State Congress chief Kumari Selja, “The dictatorial attitude of the government reminds us of British rule. Farm laws serve the interests of capitalists.”
  • INLD leader Abhay Chautala said, “The arrest of farmers is infringement of their rights. The Centre should make the MSP mandatory.”

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