At least four people were injured when a clash broke out between the supporters of Union minister Sanjeev Balyan and farmers in Soram village of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 90th day today. Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders.
The farmers are demanding a complete rollback of the new farm reform laws and a guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system being retained. Multiple rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmers’ union leaders have ended in a stalemate.
At least four people were injured when a clash broke out between the supporters of Union minister Sanjeev Balyan and farmers in Soram village of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, reported The Hindu.
Balyan has, however, claimed that it was the supporters of the Rashtriya Lok Dal who clashed with the farmers. The clash took place when Balyan was in Soram to attend the funeral prayers of a senior member of the village.
Some villagers raised slogans against Balyan and the farm laws after which one of the minister’s aides reportedly attacked the villagers, resulting in chaos. The police intervened to bring the situation under control.
As a result, the Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the deployment of the Rapid Action Force due to farmers' agitation to maintain law and order duties in Uttar Pradesh till February 26.
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Last Updated Feb 23, 2021, 3:28 PM IST