Farmers’ agitation continues at Delhi border

Ambala (Haryana) – The farmers from Punjab and Haryana, demanding legal minimum price for their produce, continued agitation on the next day. Though there was no violence like the first day, Police had to retaliate stone pelting by the farmers, by firing tear gas.

These farmers have surrounded Delhi by arriving on foot and by vehicles. They want entry into Delhi for agitation, but the Police have erected barriers to stop them at the border itself. On 13th of February, while some of the agitators were trying to enter Delhi from Shambhu Border, there was a skirmish between the Police and the agitators. The Police fired tear gas, and rubber bullets. During a tear gas firing by drone, a few farmers got injured and many were arrested. The co-ordinator of ‘Kisan Majdoor Morcha’, Sarvan Singh Pandher has said that they will enter Delhi under any circumstances. Internet services have been suspended in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hissar, Fatehabad and Sirsa cities of Haryana. This agitation has caused a huge problem of traffic jam at Delhi border.

Solution can be found through dialogue, not by creating problems – Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda

The Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda said, “Farmers must realise that the ‘law’ they are talking about cannot be implemented so quickly. All the aspects of the ‘law’ will have to be considered. The Farmers’ organisation leaders must see to it that the normal life is not disrupted, and public do not have to face difficulties. Solution does not come out of a problem; it can be found only through dialogue.