Punjab: Farmers observed ‘Sampoorna Kranti Diwas’, burn copies of farm laws
Chandigarh: Farmers burnt copies of the Centre’s three farm laws near residences of BJP leaders and at other places in Punjab on Saturday as they observed ‘Sampoorna Kranti Diwas’ to mark the day when these legislations were promulgated as ordinances last year.
Farmers carrying black flags raised slogans against the BJP-led central government for not scrapping the legislations which, they said, will ”destroy” the farming community.
Police personnel were deployed and barricades put up near the protest sites to maintain law and order.
The call for observing ‘Sampoorna Kranti Diwas’ was given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting farmer unions spearheading the agitation against the farm laws.
In Phagwara, farmers burnt copies of the farm laws near the residence of Union minister Som Parkash at Urban Estate. The protesters assembled near the GT Road and marched towards his residence.
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Police put up barricades on the road leading to Prakash’s house to prevent protesters from reaching there, officials said.
The Union minister was not at home at the time of the protest.
The agitating farmers also held a protest near Prakash’s residence in Mohali district. Police were deployed and barricades erected outside the minister’s house to prevent any untoward incident.