Sukhbir Badal calls Haryana police action on farmers 'Punjab's 26/11'
- The SAD chief lashed out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for using water cannons against farmers
- Police used water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse farmers
- Haryana had completely sealed its borders with Punjab to prevent farmers from entering the state
Calling it "Punjab's 26/11", Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal slammed the Haryana government for the use of force on the farmer's 'Delhi Chalo' march. Bathinda MP and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal also condemned the Haryana government for preventing farmers’ entry to Haryana, saying it is a "murder of democracy."
The SAD chief lashed out at the BJP-led government in Haryana for using water cannons against farmers on the Punjab-Haryana border.
"Today is Punjab's 26/11. We are witnessing the end of the right to democratic protest. @Akali_Dal condemns the Haryana govt & Centre for choosing to repress the peaceful farmer movement," said Badal in a tweet.
'The battle for the rights of Punjab farmers cannot be throttled by using water cannons against them. Our resolve will only strengthen further," he added in another tweet.
The Haryana Police used water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse a group of farmers from Punjab who allegedly tried to jump police barricades to enter Haryana as part of their 'Delhi Chalo' march on Thursday.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal echoed the SAD chief statements and slammed Haryana government for preventing farmers’ entry to the state.
“Murder of democracy on #ConstitutionDay! Farmers' voices stifled, water cannons used on annadata! I appeal to PM @narendramodi ji to direct Hry CM @mlkhattar ji to let our farmers' march on peacefully to convey their issues to Centre in Delhi. I stand in solidarity with them,” tweeted Harsimrat Kaur.
Haryana had completely sealed its borders with Punjab to prevent farmers from entering the state for their onward march to Delhi to protest against the Centre's farm laws.