According to news agency PTI, the fight began when BJP activists staged a parade on the flyway where protestors, presumably members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, had been camped since November 2020.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar remarked today that “the word ‘kisaan’ has gotten tainted” as a result of “a few regrettable instances.”
“The word ‘kisaan’ is pure and everyone holds them in high regard. Due to a few unfortunate incidents the word has become tarnished. Dignity of sisters and daughters has been taken away, murders are happening, roads being blocked. I condemn the incidents that are undemocratic. When they crossed their limits we had to ask them to give it in writing that their protest would be non-violent. If violence takes place then FIRs will be registered and they too will receive court notices,” the Haryana CM added.
Farmers began protesting against Prime Minister Modi’s planned new agriculture regulations in various states, including Punjab and Haryana, in August 2020.
BJP workers and farmers clash at Delhi-UP border
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