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Farmers’ protest turns violent outside Haryana CM's house, police use water cannons to disperse protesters

As the protest turned violent, Haryana Police used water cannons to disperse protesters as they broke the barricades outside the residence of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's house.
 

Farmers protest turns violent outside Haryana CM's house, police use water cannons to disperse protesters-dnm
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Chandigarh, First Published Oct 2, 2021, 2:59 PM IST
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Chandigarh: As the world celebrated ‘International Day of Non-violence’ on Saturday, over a thousand farmers - shouting slogans and waving flags in protest against the three farm laws - gathered outside Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar's Karnal residence.

They also announced their intention to mount an overnight vigil.

As the protest turned violent, Haryana Police used water cannons to disperse protesters as they broke the barricades outside the residence of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's house.

Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s decision to delay paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana till October 11. It said crop maturity had been delayed due to recent rains. It also said the moisture content in the fresh arrival at present is beyond the permissible limit.

Paramilitary forces have been deployed outside Khattar’s residence, while roads leading to his house have also been barricaded by Haryana Police. “Peaceful protest is the right of people but if they indulge in any sort of violence or block the highways or main roads, legal action shall be taken. We are closely monitoring the situation," a senior Haryana police officer was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

Also read: ‘You have strangulated entire city’: SC on farmers’ plea to protest at Jantar Mantar

Farmers are also protesting in grain markets in parts of the state, and outside the residences of MLAs from the ruling BJP-Jannayak Janata Party alliance in several districts.

Protesters have also gathered outside the residence of BJP MLA Aseem Goel.

Meanwhile, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said the agitation of farmers was getting violent. "The violent movement in the country of Mahatma Gandhi won't be allowed. The leaders of farmers should keep patience during the agitation," he tweeted.

Paddy procurement for 2021-22 kharif marketing season in Punjab was supposed to commence from October 1, while in Haryana it had to begin from September 25.

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