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BKU stages protest in Haryana against farm ordinances

September 10, 2020 05:00 PM

CHANDIGARH:The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Thursday held a state-level protest at Pipli town near Kurukshetra in Haryana, rejecting the farm ordinances promulgated by the Union government.

Police had to use force to disperse the protesters and restore the traffic on the Ambala-Delhi national highway.

Farmers and commission agents associations extended support to the protest against three Ordinances -- the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance.

Protesters were saying that the Ordinances were not only against the interest of the farmers but were also against the Constitution of India.

A large number of farmers and commission agents from Hisar, Sirsa, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Jind districts were not allowed to reach the protest venue.

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala condemned the police action at the 'Kissan Bachao- Mandi Bachao' rally.

Challenging the BJP-JJP state government to refrain from its crude attempt to undermine the joint strength of farmers, traders and labourers, Surjewala said the venue of the public meeting was converted in to the police cantonment and the shopkeepers of the grain market were served notices for closing their shops.

He said the Khattar government should know that Haryanvis would not be deterred by such attempts and they will vigorously fight in a united way against the Modi-Khattar governments.

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