Farmers’ Protest: Absolutely wrong to prevent farmers from holding peaceful demonstrations; says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday showed his support to the farmers who are protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws and said It is absolutely wrong that farmers are being prevented from holding peaceful protests.

“All the three farming bills of the central government are anti-farmer. Instead of withdrawing this bill, farmers are being prevented from holding peaceful demonstrations. Water cannons are being used on them. This is absolutely wrong. Peaceful protest is their constitutional right,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The Haryana government sealed its borders with Punjab to stop farmers proceeding towards Delhi for their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march against Centre’s new farm laws.

Haryana Police used water cannons and tear gas in order to stop them.

The group of farmers allegedly tried to jump police barricades to enter Haryana. They even threw police barricades off the bridge into the Ghaggar river.

Several protestors pelted stones at the Shambhu border (Punjab-Haryana border).

Security personnel used fire tear gas shells to disperse a crowd of farmers gathered at the Shambhu border.