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Cops Showed Great Restraint, Says Haryana DGP as Farmers Face Water Cannons, Tear Gas on March to Delhi

The Haryana Police acted with nice restraint in opposition to Punjab-based farmers who broke barricades throughout their Delhi Chalo march to make sure regulation and order, DGP Manoj Yadava mentioned on Thursday. He mentioned the farmers took an aggressive stand and tried to disturb regulation and order by pelting stones at police at many locations.

Some police personnel sustained accidents and police and personal automobiles have been broken, Yadava added. The Haryana Director General of Police mentioned farmers have been marching in the direction of Delhi however police would attempt to cease them with out resorting to pressure.

Farmers from Punjab confronted water cannons and broke police boundaries on the state’s border with Haryana as they pushed in the direction of the nationwide capital in protest in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines. A lot of protesters from Punjab and Haryana have been near Delhi, the place too police have been deployed in power at border factors.

We dealt with the scenario with nice restraint guaranteeing regulation and order is maintained, Yadava advised PTI. When requested about water cannons getting used at Shambhu and another locations, he mentioned farmers who entered Haryana from Punjab broke police barricades at many factors.

At the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border, police and Punjab farmers of their tractor-trolleys have been locked in a confrontation for a few hours within the morning. Police made bulletins on loudspeakers asking the farmers assembled on the Punjab facet to disperse.

But as protesters tried to push via barricades, the Haryana Police used a water cannon and lobbed teargas shells. Farmers chucked some metal barricades into the Ghaggar river from the bridge the place that they had been stopped. About the scenario prevailing within the state within the wake of farmers’ marching in the direction of Delhi, the Haryana DGP mentioned, We are taking all essential steps to make sure regulation and order is maintained. We are doing our responsibility.

He mentioned by night the farmers have been close to Panipat, about 100 kilometres away from Delhi. We will attempt to cease and persuade them to not proceed forward, Yadava mentioned.

In a press release within the night, the DGP mentioned the Haryana Police has suggested the residents to keep away from travelling at entry factors from Haryana to Delhi on the National Highway No 10 (Hisar-Rohtak-Delhi) and the National Highway 44 (Ambala-Panipat-Delhi) as they might face inconvenience and hassle on these routes Our area items at the moment tried to forestall farmers coming from Punjab from getting into Haryana in a restrained method on the district border factors. The police additionally tried to persuade them by establishing barricades. But the agitating farmers not solely broken the police barricades, however proceeded by eradicating all of the blockades and obstructions in an illegal method. Acting with restraint, police didn’t use pressure on the agitating farmers, he mentioned.

The DGP mentioned quite the opposite, the farmers took an aggressive stand and tried to disturb the regulation and order by pelting stones on the police in lots of locations. In this whole episode, not solely plenty of police personnel have been injured however police and personal automobiles have been additionally broken, Yadava mentioned.

He mentioned most people is going through plenty of inconvenience on the routes resulting in Delhi, particularly between Panipat-Karnal, Karnal-Kurukshetra and Kurukshetra-Ambala. The police chief mentioned some anti-social and mischievous components are additionally working to wreck public property below the guise of the farmers’ agitation.

Strict motion shall be taken in opposition to such folks as per regulation, he added. He additionally appealed to the farmers to withdraw their Delhi Chalo name within the curiosity of the state and the nation.

Yadava additionally urged the farmers to be vigilant in opposition to those that attempt to mislead them to grind their very own axe. Replying to a query, he mentioned the permission for the protest march by a lot of farmers had been denied in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The entry by such an enormous crowd additionally could result in regulation and order situation within the nationwide capital, the Haryana Police chief added. The Delhi Police on Wednesday had mentioned it has denied permission to farmer organisations which wished to carry a protest within the nationwide capital on November 26 and 27.

Prohibitory orders below Section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in a number of elements of Haryana to forestall the meeting of individuals. Punjab farmers, representing over 30 farm our bodies, had introduced they may go to Delhi via a number of routes.

The farmers are demanding the repeal of the brand new farm legal guidelines which decontrol the sale of agriculture produce. They say the legal guidelines will result in the dismantling of the minimal help value (MSP) system.

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