Chandigarh : The Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Haryana unit, supported by some other farmer outfits, is holding a statewide protest against the Centre’s farm bills during which protesters will block roads for three hours from 12 pm to 3 pm. The farmers are also joined by the ‘arhitiyas’ or commission agents during their protest.
The Punjab Youth Congress, meanwhile, is also taking out a ‘tractor rally’ from Punjab to Delhi against the Centre’s farm-related measures. The rally started from Mohali district in the morning and was moving on the national highway towards Ambala.
However, the Haryana Police in Ambala had heavily barricaded the national highway and there was heavy police deployment on the Haryana-Punjab border, police department sources said.
Meanwhile, the Haryana government issued directions to ensure law and order, and minimise inconvenience to the people of the state during the protest from 12 noon to 3 pm on Sunday. Executive magistrates have been directed to remain stationed along with their police counterparts at all such places where congregation of protestors is anticipated.
The Haryana Police was conducting patrolling of the national and state highways and important roads in various parts of the state, including Ambala, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Jind, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar and Bhiwani. Authorities said traffic will be diverted to alternative routes if the protest intensifies.
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