Haryana Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Jaiprakash Dalal (File photo)
Farmers clashed with the police in Bhiwani on Thursday over the protest of Haryana Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Jaiprakash Dalal (Police-Farmers Clash). During this, more than 50 farmers were taken into custody. After which many farmers blocked the Hisar-Chadigarh highway.
Dalal had reached the famous Pahari Mata temple of Bhiwani on the first Navratri for worship. A large number of police personnel were deployed for security arrangements. Meanwhile, on the information of the minister’s arrival, hundreds of farmers gathered in village Kharkari and left for the hill to protest, but heavy police force stopped them at Nakipur Mod village Manfra on State Highway Loharu Siwani.
Slogans started sitting on dharna on the highway itself
When the police did not let the farmers go further, the farmers sat on a dharna on the highway itself and started raising slogans against the administration. During this some clashes also took place between the farmers with the police and more than 50 farmers were taken into custody. Meanwhile, the farmers blocked the Baddowal toll plaza on the Hisar-Chadigarh highway after the farmers going to Bhiwani were taken into custody.
“Minister does not leave any chance to make farmers furious”
The protesting farmers told that the nearby farmers had received information about the arrival of the state’s Agriculture Minister JP Dalal in a program organized in Bhiwani and after that the farmers left to protest against them. He said that at the behest of the government, the police took the farmers into custody midway. The farmers said that they are conducting their agitation and demonstration in a peaceful manner but the ministers of the government are leaving no chance to agitate them.
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