Farmers Stop ‘Dilli Chalo’ March for 2 Days, Denounce Centre’s Action Against Protestors

New Delhi: The agitating farmers deferred their ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest march for two days to take stock of the ongoing situation on the Shambhu border in Haryana and further decisions will be taken accordingly, said the General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Sarwan Singh Pandher, said on Thursday.

The farmer leader condemned the Central Government’s action against the protestors by use of para-military forces which led to injuries of hundreds of farmers. Pandher alleged that the security forces attacked the farmers who were moving bare hands and also destroyed their vehicles.

“After the talks started, the central government ran away from the talks, then we started getting inauspicious news from Khanuri. This Shubhakaran Singh, his age is 23 years old, was shot in his head and three more were seriously injured, so in this kind of situation, to continue the talks. I did not think that we would be able to succeed. Looking at the entire situation, as the centre has fled,” Pandher said.

The farmer leader urged the farmers and also people from across the country to come forward and protest against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government.

He also slammed the Punjab government and the opposition parties including the Congress for not ‘clarifying’ their stance.

The farmer leader accused the central government is trying all ways “to defame the movement”.

Pandher reiterated the farmers’ demand that the Prime Minister intervene in the matter and find a solution for the same.

Opposition leaders criticized the Centre for the death of a youth during the ongoing farmers’ protests. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann promised stringent action against persons responsible for the death of a young farmer on the Punjab-Haryana border. Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal asked if was it for this day that we fought for independence.

Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa demanded that an FIR should be registered against the Home Minister of Haryana.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah condemned the death of the youth protestor. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav called the centre to make decisions to eliminate the problems of farmers.

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