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Farmers protesting Khattar’s visit clash with police, several injured | India News


CHANDIGARH: Farmers and police clashed during a protest against Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s visit to Rohtak on Saturday. To prevent the situation from getting worse, the CM helicopter landed at an alternate location. People were injured on both sides, including an elderly farmer and a police officer. The police had not yet registered an FIR in relation to the violence.
Before the clash, the farmers, who have been protesting against politicians from the BJP-JJP coalition in the state over the Center’s three agricultural laws, had gathered in front of the Baba Mastnath University campus to learn that Khattar would be coming to town. to attend a prayer meeting the memory of the late father of Rohtak MP Arvind Sharma. His helicopter was scheduled to land at the university.
The police had established a three-layer security cordon around the university campus to thwart any public order problems, but the farmers tried to break through the barricades and a confrontation ensued in which the farmers threw stones and the police retaliated with one charge. lathicharge.
Previously, Rohtak SP Rahul Kumar and ADGP Sandeep Khirwar tried to pacify the protesters. SP Sharma claimed that the police did not use force. He accused some of the protesters of throwing stones and injuring policemen and protesters.
Krishan Moorti Hooda, a congressional politician and former civil rights player, condemned the incident and described it as a result of government and police action on farmers. “The government itself is provoking the farmers,” said Hooda.
(with contributions from the agency)

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