Agitating Farmers have announced to gherao all police stations in the state for two hours on June 7 to press for their demand for the registration of a criminal case against JJP MLA Devender Singh Babli.

They held a meeting at Tohana in Fatehabad district after the police booked some farmers in connection with yesterday’s incident when the JJP MLA was allegedly heckled by protesters during his visit to the Tohana Civil Hospital.

BKU president Gurnam Singh Charuni said, “We have taken 3 decisions if the police failed to book the MLA. All police stations will be gheraoed from 11 am to 1 pm on June 7. On June 10 and 11, farmers will carry out a procession carrying the effigy of the MLA in an open jeep in all villages of Tohana subdivision. Later, the effigy will be consigned to flames. If the police fail to take note of our demands even then, we will urge khap panchayats to boycott the MLA.”

In reaction to the FIR against farmers, the protesters, led by Charuni, staged a demonstration at Madan Lal Dhingra park near the SDM office.

A delegation of administrative officials also held discussion with the farmers, who reiterated their demand for registering a criminal case against the MLA for assaulting one of the farmers & allegedly using abusive language against them.

Vij warns of stern action

  • A day after JJP MLA from Tohana Devender Singh Babli faced protest from farmers, Home Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday warned of stern action if protesters took law taken into their own hands
  • Vij said farmers could protest against leaders by showing black flags, if they chose so, but it must be from a distance of 200 m
  • “What kind of agitation is this?” asked Vij, adding that stern action would be taken against miscreants indulging in such activities
  • Babli had accused farmers of launching a “murderous attack” on him and injuring his PA

Labourers to join agitation

  • A meeting of the All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee was held at Tikri on Wednesday
  • It decided to observe ‘Kranti Diwas’ on June 5 peacefully to mark one-year of the three farm laws introduced by the Modi regime
  • The meeting resolved to undertake village-level campaigns to ensure the participation of farmers and farm labourers for the June 5 event
  • “Copies of the black laws will be burnt outside offices or residences of BJP-JJP leaders on June 5 for supporting the three laws,” said AIKSCC leader Inderjit Singh


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