Haryana gears up for farmers’ protest today

Deal with tact, DCs, SPs told I Punjab bandh on September 25

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/ Moga, September 19

On a call given by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Haryana farmers will on Sunday organise road blockades to protest the farm Bills. The Khattar government has instructed DCs and SPs to deal with the protesters with “tact and patience”.

Matter of justice

I am proud that when the hour of reckoning arrived, my party, as always, has held aloft the flag of justice for farmers, other exploited sections —Parkash Singh Badal, SAD

Farm organisations led by BKU state president Gurnam Singh Charuni have given a call for a three-hour blockade from 12 noon to 3 pm. The government had faced flak over its handling of the kisan rally in Pipli on September 11. This time, it has asked its officials to exercise restraint.

The Additional Chief Secretary, Home, has written to commissioners, IGs, DCs and SPs to ensure that nobody takes law into his/her own hands. “Organisers should be prevailed upon to register their protest in a peaceful and lawful manner and desist from blocking highways,” reads the letter.

Farmers in Patiala on their way to stage a protest against the Centre over farm Bills. PTI

In Punjab’s Moga, 30 farm bodies met today. Joginder Singh Ugrahan, president, BKU (Ekta), said there would a “complete shutdown” in the state on September 25. “Trains will be stopped at specific locations”, he added.

SANGH AFFILIATE UNHAPPY

The RSS farmers’ wing has sought a legal guarantee, making any purchase below the MSP punishable. TNS

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