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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Kurukshetra administration's no to farmers’ rally

Kurukshetra, September 8

While the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni) has been making preparations for its 'Kisan Bachao, Mandi Bachao' rally at Pipli grain market on September 10, the district administration has denied permission for the rally due to the Covid pandemic.

It has asked union leaders not to hold the rally. Otherwise, action would be initiated against them. However, BKU leaders have refused withdraw their call for the rally.

The BKU had given the call for the rally against the Centre's three ordinances on the agriculture sector.

DC Sharandeep Kaur said, "Covid cases are on the rise in Kurukshetra. In such conditions, we can't allow farmers to hold a rally here. The possibility of farmers from other districts taking part in this rally cannot be ruled out. Keeping these aspects in mind, the farmers have not been allowed to hold a rally. If a rally is organised, it will be considered illegal and legal action will be taken against the organisers. Directions have been issued to the police to maintain law and order."

BKU (Charuni) chief Gurnam Singh said, "No action has been taken against the BJP leaders who have been holding meetings and addressing gatherings. We won't withdraw our call for the rally. Total 17 farmer unions along with arhtiyas and labourers, from across the state will join this rally. We request the administration to let us hold the rally in a peaceful manner and with all precautions. If it attempts to stop the farmers, then they will be forced to stage dharnas on roads and if any untoward incident takes place, then the administration will be responsible." — TNS

from The Tribune

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