The police Wednesday used water cannons on farmers at Sirsa after they have been staging a protest in opposition to native BJP MP Sunita Duggal and native Haryana Lokhit Party MLA Gopal Kanda, who can also be supporting the BJP-JJP alliance within the state. The farmers protested for almost 4 hours whilst they confronted with policemen.
The protest was in reference to their announcement of social boycott of BJP-JJP leaders in Haryana over the difficulty of three contentious farm legal guidelines.
Holding black flags in palms, the farmers had gone to stage a protest in opposition to Duggal and Kanda at 10 am when the 2 have been scheduled to go to the workplace of native municipal council the place the election for the chairperson of the civic physique was scheduled. As many as 300 policemen have been deployed to kind a robust human wall to forestall farmers from transferring to the workplace of the civic physique.
“We had gone to hold a peaceful protest there but the police stopped us at a distance from the MC office by putting up barricades. We were urging the police to allow us to move near the MC office. When the farmers tried to break the barricades, the police resorted to lathicharge and used water cannons on us. Around seven-eight farmers have suffered injuries in the incident,” stated a neighborhood farmer chief, Lakhvinder Singh.
However, Sirsa SP Bhupender Singh claimed that no drive was used in opposition to farmers besides water cannons for “two minutes”. “The farmers were pulling down the barricades while trying to reach near the polling station. We requested them that the election was taking place following the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court,” he instructed The Indian Express, including that no person suffered accidents within the incident.
Reacting to the incident, MLA Kanda claimed that the protesters weren’t precise farmers however have been fascinated about politics. “The farmers should directly hold dialogue with the Prime Minister and Chief Minister because every dispute can be resolved with dialogue,” he stated.
MP Duggal stated, “I had gone to the office of civic body with municipal councillors. I did not see any protest there. I came to know through the media only. The police might have used force when some people showed indiscipline.” The HLP’s Reena Sethi received the election for the publish of MC chairperson securing 17 votes in opposition to 15 votes of the BJP’s Suman Bamnia.
On Tuesday, the farmers had surrounded Kurukshetra MP Nayab Singh Saini in Shahabad city whereas elevating slogans in opposition to him.
The police arrested 4 individuals on the cost of try and homicide in reference to the incident.