Chandigarh: A video displaying a high district official in Haryana asking policemen to make sure farmers who’re protesting towards BJP leaders get “head accidents” have surfaced on social media, drawing criticism from a large part of individuals together with BJP MP Varun Gandhi.
Some 10 individuals have been injured immediately after the state police lathi-charged a gaggle of farmers who had stopped visitors on a freeway whereas heading in direction of Haryana’s Karnal to protest towards a BJP assembly, the place Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, state BJP chief Om Prakash Dhankar and different senior leaders have been current.
Within the video, Karnal’s Sub-Divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM) Ayush Sinha is seen standing in entrance of a gaggle of policemen and instructing them that no protesting farmer ought to transcend a sure barricade within the space.
“It is vitally easy and clear, whoever he’s, wherever he’s from, nobody needs to be allowed to succeed in there. We is not going to let this line be breached at any price. Simply decide up your lathi and hit them onerous… It’s extremely clear, there is no such thing as a want for any instruction, simply thrash them onerous. If I see a single protester right here, I need to see his head smashed, crack their heads,” Mr Sinha is heard saying within the video.
“Any doubt?” the SDM added in the long run.
“No sir,” the group of policemen shouted.
On listening to in regards to the police motion in Karnal, farmers in different districts additionally got here out in giant numbers and blocked highways in solidarity. This led to very large visitors jams on key highways connecting cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.
The police stated solely delicate pressure was used because the protesters have been blocking the freeway and stopping visitors.
“Stone-pelting had began at many locations… It was stated in the course of the briefing to make use of pressure proportionately,” Mr Sinha informed news company ANI.
“I hope this video is edited and the DM didn’t say this… In any other case, that is unacceptable in democratic India to do to our personal residents,” BJP’s Varun Gandhi tweeted.
I hope this video is edited and the DM didn’t say this… In any other case, that is unacceptable in democratic India to do to our personal residents. pic.twitter.com/rWRFSD2FRH
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) August 28, 2021
Strongly condemning the motion, senior chief Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, “Khattar Sahab, immediately you will have rained lathis on Haryanvis’ soul… coming generations will keep in mind the blood of farmers which has been spilled on the roads.”
Swaraj India chief and a key chief of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha or SKM, Yogendra Yadav, stated the police motion “uncovered the true face of the Haryana Police”. “They (farmers) have been protesting towards the go to of CM Khattar and different BJP leaders to Karnal. That is the true face of Haryana police,” Mr Yadav tweeted.
The SKM – the umbrella physique below which many farmer teams have united to protest the farm legal guidelines – slammed the police for his or her “brutal” actions.
Protests by farmers on main roads and highways – together with the protest by 1000’s of farmers camped out across the Delhi border for 9 months now – have been criticised for affecting vehicular visitors. They need the centre to withdraw three controversial farm legal guidelines.
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