Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh


Lathicharge On Farmers In Haryana's Karnal 'Government-Sponsored Attack': Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh additionally expressed shock on the “brazen brutality” of the Haryana Police.


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday termed the lathicharge on farmers in Haryana’s Karnal a “government-sponsored attack” and stated such a “vicious assault” was not solely unacceptable however outright condemnable.

In an announcement, Mr Singh additionally expressed shock on the “brazen brutality” of the Haryana Police.

Around 10 individuals had been injured on Saturday as police allegedly lathi-charged a gaggle of farmers disrupting site visitors motion on a freeway whereas heading in the direction of Karnal to protest towards a BJP assembly attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, state BJP president Om Prakash Dhankar and different leaders.

The police, nonetheless, stated solely gentle pressure was used because the protesters had been blocking the freeway. 

Mr Singh stated this was not the primary time that farmers had been subjected to such ruthlessness by the hands of the Haryana Police.

He stated it was evident that the BJP-led Haryana authorities had as soon as once more intentionally used brute pressure towards farmers in a determined bid to finish their agitation towards the “draconian” farm legal guidelines.

Earlier in November 2020, the Haryana Police had “ferociously assaulted” farmers to cease them from marching to the borders of Delhi to hitch the agitation towards the farm legal guidelines, he added.

“Such Khattar government-sponsored attacks on farmers are not only unacceptable but outright condemnable,” Mr Singh stated, demanding an apology from Mr Khattar and help for the injured farmers.

“This is no way to treat our annadatas,” he stated.

Singh stated the BJP must face the implications of such “horrendous” actions and the Centre’s apathy in the direction of farmers within the subsequent yr’s meeting elections in Punjab and different states.

The individuals of India is not going to forgive the BJP for its shameful therapy of farmers, lots of whom have misplaced their lives throughout the agitation towards the farm legal guidelines at Delhi borders, he added.

Farmers protesting towards the centre’s three farm legal guidelines have been opposing the general public features of the ruling BJP-JJP mix in Haryana.

On Saturday, a number of farmers had gathered on the Bastara toll plaza close to Karnal in response to a name given by the Bharatiya Kisan Union.


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