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Haryana deputy speaker’s car attacked as farmers hold protests across state

Chandigarh, July 11

Haryana Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa’s automobile got here beneath assault in Sirsa district on Sunday as farmers held protests at numerous locations within the state focusing on occasions of BJP leaders.

Police mentioned the rear windscreen of the SUV broke because it was pelted with stones, however nobody was harm.

The day noticed protesters collect at numerous locations throughout the state, elevating slogans towards the federal government and demanding a rollback of the contentious farm legal guidelines.

Earlier within the day, at one such protest in Fatehabad, protesters eliminated steel barricades put up by the police as they marched in the direction of a venue the place Haryana Cooperation Minister Banwari Lal and Sirsa MP Sunita Duggal had been attending a celebration perform.

Duggal later travelled to Sirsa to attend one other get together occasion, the place Gangwa, a BJP MLA from the Nalwa constituency in Hisar district, was additionally current.

Farmers carrying black flags had assembled exterior the Chaudhary Devi Lal college there throughout the day and raised slogans towards the federal government.

Whereas the leaders had been popping out after the perform ended, protesters focused Gangwa’s automobile, the police mentioned.

Regardless of heavy police presence, some managed to encompass the automobile and banged towards it with their palms.

“The deputy speaker was seated on the entrance seat on the time of the incident. The automobile’s rear windscreen was damaged. It’s not instantly clear whether or not one thing was hurled at it or any individual broke it with hand or an object. Some stones had been additionally pelted on the automobile as we had been making an attempt to escort it out of the world.

“Nobody within the automobile acquired harm. Later, the deputy speaker was safely escorted out of the world,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sirsa, Sanjay Kumar instructed PTI over cellphone.

He mentioned Sunita Duggal was in one other automobile when the incident occurred.

Farmer leaders later mentioned many protesters had been detained by the police. They claimed that they had been holding a peaceable protest when police personnel forcibly eliminated them from the location, to which they objected.

One other protest was held in Jhajjar, the place farmers assembled once they learnt that state BJP chief O P Dhankar was to attend a celebration occasion there later within the day.

With black flags of their palms, the protesters mentioned they might not permit the BJP or its ally JJP to carry features until the farm legal guidelines are repealed.

In Ambala, a lot of protesters gathered on the Ambala-Saha street once they learnt that the district unit of the BJP was holding a perform.

Protesting farmers have been opposing public features of the BJP and the JJP within the state.

On Saturday, farmers clashed with police once they tried to drive their method by barricades in the direction of a venue at Jagadhari in Yamunanagar district the place Haryana minister Mool Chand Sharma was to deal with a gathering.

Protests had been additionally held in Hisar towards Haryana BJP chief Dhankar and in Jind towards state minister Kamlesh Dhanda.

Chatting with reporters in Punjab’s Gurdaspur on Sunday, Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni mentioned it has been greater than seven months since farmers began their protest at Delhi’s borders, however the authorities was not listening to them.

Chaduni led a march of farmers on numerous automobiles from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to the Singhu border protest web site.

“This agitation has been happening for a number of months now, however the Centre isn’t listening to the farmers. However the BJP-led authorities is mistaken if it thinks this agitation will die down. In reality, it’s gaining increasingly energy, and farmers will relaxation solely when these legal guidelines are scrapped,” he mentioned.

Farmers, primarily from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been tenting at Delhi’s borders for over seven months in protest towards three agri legal guidelines. PTI

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