Violent videos emerge on Twitter revealing police lathi charge on farmers in Haryana’s Karnal, under orders to ‘break protestors heads’.
Haryana Police reportedly resorted to lathi-charge to disperse a group of farmers who were heading towards Karnal to protest against a BJP meeting on the upcoming municipal polls chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Saturday afternoon.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union had given a call to farmers to reach Bastara toll plaza in large numbers, where they assembled. While police tried to stop the meeting, angry farmers blocked multiple roads across Haryana to object to the police attack on other farmers in neighbouring Karnal district. The protests have affected traffic on roads in Kurukshetra, on the Delhi-Amritsar highway, and led to a jam at the Shambhu toll plaza leading to Ambala.
According to reports, around 10 farmers were wounded in the misuse of force by the state police to disperse the agitated mob that had blocked the national highway in Karnal.
Disturbing videos of the Haryana police resorting to lathi charge have gone viral on social media platforms. Visuals show police beating up farmers protesting after they tried to stop state BJP chief OP Dhankar’s convoy.
In another video, a person claiming to be duty magistrate orders the Haryana police to ‘break the heads’ of the protestors trying to cross the line. The official then further reiterates his statements and orders the police to take action.
There is rage and anger all over India over the brutal police force in Haryana and other parts of India against the farmers and other civilians:
— Suraj G Naik (@yoursurajnaik) August 28, 2021
How shameful police can be!
Haryana ADGP Navdeep Virk blames farmers for initiating violence today.
Says Police used ‘halka bal prayog’ in response.
Cracking lathis on skulls is ‘halka bal prayog’?
And what about the IAS officer who was instigating policemen to ‘sar phod do’? pic.twitter.com/9VQ1HlYtV1
— Madhav Mantri (@madhavmantri) August 28, 2021
Lathi charging on farmers and beating them is disgusting !!
It is unfortunate that we governed by people like Modi and Khattar !!
हरियाणा के करनाल में शांतिपूर्वक प्रदर्शन कर रहे किसानों पर बुरी तरह लाठीचार्ज। pic.twitter.com/9BbrLDOKli
— Surbhi⭐ (@SurrbhiM) August 28, 2021
Several rounds of talks have been held but no resolution is in sight, with the government unwilling to scrap the laws (one of the farmers’ demands) and the farmers standing defiant.
BJP’s attitude is “Choose my way or the highway”, the farmers’ choose the highway, but is BJP’s stubborn refusal to hear the farmers’ out really going to bear fruit? Farmers are bearing the worst brunt of everything, suffering, and being forced to sell vegetables and fruits at throw away prices. Hard capitalism will never work in a nation like India with over one billion people. Isn’t it time the government take away the three black farm laws, which is not clearly benefiting the farmers but rather the cooperates?