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Farmers block highway in Sirsa; seek release of protesters, withdrawal of sedition charges

Sirsa, June 21

Farmers on Wednesday blocked a nationwide freeway right here at three totally different factors to demand the discharge of 5 protesters who have been arrested final week following an assault on Haryana Meeting Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa’s automotive.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of assorted farmers’ unions, spearheading stir in opposition to the farm legal guidelines, has additionally demanded the withdrawal of instances together with sedition fees in opposition to over 100 protesters booked in reference to the incident involving the assault on Gangwa’s automotive on July 11.

In the meantime, the indefinite quick of farmer chief Baldev Singh Sirsa as protest in opposition to the arrests and registration of instances entered the fourth day on Wednesday.

A staff of the well being division carried out Sirsa’s medical checkup on the protest web site.

The protesters blocked the freeway for 2 hours at totally different factors, together with Khuian Malana toll plaza and Panjuana village.

Whereas emergency autos have been allowed to move, the blockade, nonetheless, resulted in site visitors jams on each side of the highway.

Police in power had been deployed to stop any untoward incident.

Many passengers, together with some college students, have been seen getting down from the buses and strolling on foot and utilizing different means to achieve their locations.

The police have booked over 100 individuals, largely unidentified, for sedition, obstructing public servants in discharge of their obligation, murderous try on an elected consultant and damaging public property after the assault on the deputy speaker’s automobile.

The protesting farmers had earlier claimed that the administration has not been capable of present any video or different proof to show that the farmers indulged in violence on July 11. PTI


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