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Amarinder Singh flays Haryana govt's forcible attempts to prevent farmers from marching to Delhi Farmers Protest

Amarinder Singh flays Haryana govt's forcible attempts to prevent farmers from marching to Delhi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Nov 2020, 07:57 pm

Chandigarh/UNI: Strongly condemning Haryana government's forcible attempts to stop farmers from marching to Delhi in protest against the Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh warned the BJP-led government against pushing them to the brink.

Urging the ML Khattar government to allow the agitated farmers to pass through the national highway to take their voice to Delhi peacefully, Captain Amarinder questioned the need to stop them from proceeding.

"Why is @mlkhattar govt in Haryana stopping the farmers from moving to Delhi? The tyrannical use of brute force against peacefully protesting farmers is totally undemocratic & unconstitutional," he said, asserting that “the hands that feed the nation deserve to be held, not pushed aside."

Terming it a “sad irony” that on Constitution Day, Singh said the constitutional right of farmers to protest was being suppressed.

The Chief Minister flayed the use of brute force by the Haryana Police, which had used water cannons and tear gas in a bid to stop the Punjab farmers from marching through the state and had not allowed farmers from Haryana to move out of their villages in many places.

What was the need for violence, Captain Amarinder asked, pointing out that the farmers had been protesting for the past two months in Punjab without any problem, even though the state had suffered crores of rupees in losses.

There had been no violence or law and order problem in Punjab, he observed, terming the Haryana government’s actions as provocative.

"For nearly two months farmers have been protesting peacefully in Punjab without any problem. Why is Haryana govt provoking them by resorting to force? Don't the farmers have the right to pass peacefully through a public highway?" he asked.