Farmer's death: SKM demands registration of murder case against Haryana CM Khattar, Home Minister Vij; to observe 'black' Friday : The Tribune India

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Farmer's death: SKM demands registration of murder case against Haryana CM Khattar, Home Minister Vij; to observe 'black' Friday

Several SKM leaders from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states attend SKM meet in Chandigarh

Farmer's death: SKM demands registration of murder case against Haryana CM Khattar, Home Minister Vij; to observe 'black' Friday

Samyukta Kisan Morcha leaders during a press conference in Chandigarh on February 22, 2024. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 22

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which spearheaded an agitation in 2020-21 against three farm laws that have since been repealed, on Thursday demanded registration of a murder case against Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and state Home Minister Anil Vij for the death of a protesting farmer at the Khanauri border point of Punjab-Haryana.

It also said farmers will take out tractor marches on highways on February 26 and hold a Mahapanchayat in Delhi on March 14.

The announcements came after the end of SKM’s National Coordination Committee meeting held here to discuss the situation at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana where thousands of farmers are camping as part of the "Delhi Chalo" call given by their organisations.

The committee also announced that a "black day" will be observed all over country on Friday. It also decided that the effigies of the Haryana CM and the state Home Minister and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be burnt on Friday.

The meeting was attended by several SKM leaders from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) are spearheading the "Delhi Chalo" march to press the BJP-led Centre to accept their demands, including a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm loan waiver.

However, the SKM is not a part of the "Delhi Chalo" march.

Farmer leaders put the march on hold for two days on Wednesday after a protester was killed and 12 police personnel were injured in clashes at Khanauri. —with PTI inputs

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