January 17, 2021

Haryana Police makes use of water cannons, tear fuel to disperse Punjab farmers at Shambhu border



AMBALA: The Haryana Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear fuel to disperse a bunch of farmers from Punjab who allegedly tried to leap police barricades to enter Haryana as a part of their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march in opposition to the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines.

The Haryana Police officers on the Shambhu inter-state border with Punjab used loud audio system, asking farmers who had assembled on the Punjab facet to disperse when a few of them tried to cross and take away the barricades.

The state of affairs remained tense on the Shambu inter-state border on the nationwide freeway as protesting farmers threw police barricades into the Ghaggar river.

Among the protestors have been additionally seen waving black flags.

Multi-level barricading has been put by Haryana Police to forestall the farmers from transferring in the direction of the nationwide capital.

A farmer from Punjab current on the web site informed reporters, “It’s condemnable that Haryana Police is utilizing such measures to suppress an meeting of peaceable protesters. We’re protesting in a peaceable method, however they wish to forestall us from utilizing our democratic proper to protest”.

Earlier on Wednesday, a big group of Haryana farmers close to Mohra village in Ambala jumped over the barricades following which the police resorted to the usage of water cannon in opposition to them.

A splinter group had, nonetheless, managed to proceed to Tiyora-Tiyori village on the Ambala-Kurukshetra border, the place police once more used water cannons to cease their march to Delhi.

This group of Haryana farmers, which was being led by state BKU chief Gurnam Singh Charuni, had reached Karnal as a part of their march to Delhi.

Haryana on Thursday fully sealed its borders with Punjab as farmers from the adjoining state began assembling in massive numbers as a part of the Delhi Chalo march.

The BJP authorities in Haryana had earlier mentioned it’ll seal its borders with Punjab on November 26-27 in view of the farmers’ march to Delhi.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday asserted that it had rejected requests obtained from numerous farmer organisations to protest within the nationwide capital in opposition to the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines on November 26 and 27. A day earlier, it had mentioned that authorized motion can be taken in opposition to the protesting farmers if they arrive to town for any gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic.