Tuesday , June 18 2024

160 farmers injured, yet law and order maintained, Punjab government's reply to Center

In view of the farmers' movement, the Punjab government has responded to the advisory issued by the Home Ministry.

The Punjab government said that it is completely wrong to say that the state is allowing protesters to gather at the border.

Claimed that despite more than 160 people being injured by the use of tear gas shells, rubber bullets, drones and physical force by the Haryana Police, the Punjab government has responsibly maintained the law and order situation.

Let us tell you that before the farmers' Delhi Chalo march started again on Wednesday, more than 14,000 people along with 1200 tractor-trolleys and other vehicles had gathered at the Punjab-Haryana border. On which the Home Ministry expressed concern citing the worsening situation and an advisory was issued to the Government of Punjab and Haryana.

The Home Ministry has asked the Punjab and Haryana governments to maintain law and order under all circumstances. Both the states have also been told that the Central Government is ready to provide all kinds of help to maintain law and order. In view of the farmers' movement, the Home Ministry is keeping an eye on every incident.

In a letter written by Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma on Wednesday, the state government said it has not received the order passed yesterday by the Punjab and Haryana High Court asking farmers not to use tractor-trolleys. The order has not even been uploaded on the court website.

He said that the farmers were going to Delhi to protest and due to the ban on agitation, they were stopped at the border of Punjab and Haryana. The letter said that more than 160 people have been injured so far due to tear gas shells, rubber bullets, physical force and drones used by the Haryana Police. Even after that, the Punjab government has responsibly maintained the law and order situation.