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Haryana’s Olive Branch To Protesting Farmers Amid Criticism For Lathicharge

Haryana: The district police registered circumstances towards 300 farmers (File)


The BJP-Jannayak Janata Party authorities in Haryana has opened negotiations with farmers’ our bodies to look into their calls for after lots of of cultivators – protesting towards three Central authorities ordinances – clashed with police in Pipli of Kurukshetra district on Thursday. The authorities is below large stress to fix their equation with farmers after its personal leaders disapproved the police’s lathicharge and tweeted towards the motion.

BJP’s Haryana chief OP Dhankar, a towering regional chief who had been the president of the social gathering’s farmers’ physique, on Friday, shaped a three-member committee – comprising Hisar MP Brijendra Singh, Bhiwani-Mahendragarh MP Dharambir Singh and Kurukshetra MP Naib Saini – to carry talks with farmers.

Three conferences of the panel with the farmers’ our bodies have been scheduled to assuage their anger after Thursday’s conflict – two on Saturday in Rohtak and Karnal and the third on Sunday in Panchkula.

The farmers had been protesting towards three agriculture-related ordinances introduced on June 5 – The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, as, they stated, the ordinances are anti-farmer.

In the police motion, many farmers had been injured. On Friday, the district police registered circumstances towards 300 farmers, together with Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni, for damaging public property and violating restrictions on meeting.

The Congress was swift to capitalise on the chance to assault the BJP-led authorities. Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and different leaders visited the village on Friday. “We will not allow the government to implement the recently introduced anti-farmer ordinances. We support our farmers in their fight,” Mr Hooda stated.

The BJP had appointed Mr Dhankar because the state chief earlier this 12 months with hopes that he’ll convey farmers on board. However, after the incident in Kurukshetra, he’s anticipated to have a troublesome time negotiating.

After the incident, BJP’s Hisar MP Brijendra Singh had known as the incident painful. “The episode during the agitation of farmers in Kurukshetra is painful. I believe the farming community has the right to raise their demands. The restrictions related to corona apply equally to all sections of society. I condemn the efforts to make an example of the farmers by lathicharging them,” he tweeted on Thursday.

Former Haryana finance minister and senior BJP chief, Captain Abhimanyu, was additionally crucial of the police’s transfer.

Mr Chaduni, in the meantime, has threatened to accentuate protests if his calls for will not be met. “If the farmers’ demands are not met by September 14, there would be protests at all district headquarters, and on September 20, all roads in the state will be blocked,” he stated.

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