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Monday, 21 September 2020

In Haryana, police use force to disperse farmers

Chandigarh, September 20

The Haryana Police today used water cannons to disperse farmers and Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists who tried to enter the state from Punjab on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway.

Union Agri Minister NS Tomar flashes the victory sign

As part of their tractor march to Delhi, Congress activists, led by PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar and IYC president Srinivas BV, tried to break the barrier near Sadopur village by allegedly throwing stones at cops, following which force was used to stop them.

Haryana farmers, meanwhile, blocked major roads, including Panchkula-Yamunanagar, Jind-Delhi and Ambala-Roorkee highways. The farmers were joined by arhtiyas and farm labourers.

Gurnam Singh Charuni, Bharatiya Kisan Union state chief, claimed the protest was peaceful despite "provocation" by the police. — TNS

from The Tribune

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