In Punjab, farmers were lathi

Chandigarh, In the Punjab elections held after the farmers’ agitation, the police of the Aam Aadmi Party’s government, which came to power with a huge majority, used sticks on the farmers who were agitating for compensation. The farmers have been seriously injured in the police action, who have been admitted to the hospital. These farmers were demanding compensation for the damaged cotton crop.

Earlier, farmers of a section of the Bharatiya Kisan Union took hostage in the office, including the Naib Tehsildar of Lambi. Police lathi-charged the farmers at 12 o’clock on Monday and rescued the Naib Tehsildar and the employees. Six farmers were injured in the action taken by the police, who have been admitted to Lambi’s hospital. After the police action, after the release of Naib Tehsildar Arjinder Singh and the employees, now the Tehsildars of the entire state have gone on strike.

Farmers allege that Muktsar district has been ignored in the matter of compensation for the crop of Narma, which was destroyed by pink bollworm. In Muktsar district, most of the narma cultivation is done in the long block only. Farmers agitating for compensation include Harpal Singh Killianwali, Nishan Singh, Jagdeep Singh Khudian, Davinder Singh Manawala, MP Singh Bhullarwala, Gurlabh Singh Kakhanwali etc. The police rescued the hostage Naib Tehsildar, but the farmers’ strike continued on Tuesday as well.

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