Protesting Haryana farmers move into police station, cow in tow

Protesting Haryana farmers move into police station, cow in tow

Newsdesk |
June 7, 2021

A standoff between farmers and authorities in Tohana, in Haryana’s Fatehabad district, intensified over the weekend, with hundreds of protesters moving into the town’s Sadar police station and erecting a tent on the premises. Keeping them company was an unwitting protester — a cow that one of the farmers had brought along because “there was no one back home to look after her”.

New Delhi, 7 June 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, the protesters have been demanding the release of two farmers who were arrested over a protest held on June 1 at the residence of Tohana’s JJP MLA Devender Babli. But with the two still in judicial custody, on Saturday, the farmers stepped up their protest with several of them, including over 60 women, spending the night on the two-acre police station campus. Farmer leaders Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Rakesh Tikait and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav also spent Saturday night with the protesters. On Sunday, Punjab farmer leader Joginder Singh Ugrahan joined the farmers.



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