Farmers from Punjab marching in direction of Delhi to protest the centre’s new agricultural legal guidelines first attacked the Haryana Police who acted with “great restraint”, state police chief Manoj Yadava stated on Thursday after a showdown after a day-long showdown between the 2 sides at border crossings.
“Many of our vehicles were damaged by farmers. We tried convincing them to stop their march. We did not use any force against the farmers,” Mr Yadava stated, including the police would proceed their efforts to cease the farmers from reaching Delhi.
“We handled the situation with great restraint ensuring law and order is maintained,” he instructed information company PTI.
Asked about water cannons and tear fuel getting used towards farmers, he stated farmers who entered Haryana from Punjab broke police barricades at many factors.
“We are taking all necessary steps to ensure law and order is maintained. We are doing our duty,” the police chief stated.
Farmers from Punjab confronted water cannons and broke police boundaries on the state’s border with Haryana as they pushed in direction of the nationwide capital in protest towards the centre’s farm legal guidelines.
By late night, a lot of protesters from Punjab and Haryana have been near Delhi, the place too police have been stationed in energy at border factors.
At the Punjab-Haryana border in Shambhu, the police and farmers of their tractor-trolleys clashed for hours within the morning. The police made bulletins on loudhailers asking the farmers assembled on the Punjab facet to disperse.
But as protesters tried to push by means of barricades and threw stones, the Haryana Police used water cannons and teargas shells. Farmers flung some metal barricades into the Ghaggar river from the bridge the place they’d been stopped.
Ruled by the BJP which additionally governs on the centre, Haryana has been utilizing heavy power to try to block farmers making their means from Punjab in direction of the capital in tractors and on foot for his or her two-day “Delhi Chalo” protest march towards new legal guidelines that they worry will cut back their earnings and provides extra energy to massive retailers.
(With inputs from PTI)