Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday welcomed the Centre’s decision allowing farmers to enter the national capital and hold peaceful agitation.
“I welcome Centre’s decision to allow farmers to enter Delhi to exercise their democratic right to protest. They should also now initiate immediate talks to address farmers’ concerns on the #FarmLaws and resolve the simmering issue,” Amarinder tweeted.
Farmers have been allowed to hold peaceful protests at the Nirankari Ground in Delhi, according to sources.
Earlier in the day, protesting farmers at Singhu border broke barricades as they clashed with Delhi Police which used tear gas shells to disperse them.
The Punjab chief minister slammed the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana for its continued use of “brute force” to stop farmers marching towards the national capital.
“Centre has now allowed farmers to enter Delhi, yet the @mlkhattar govt. is resorting to brutal force to stop them from marching peacefully to the national capital? What’s the need for such harsh measures? This barbarism needs to stop right now @mlkhattar,” Amarinder said.
“Impressed by remarkable restraint shown by farmers in face of @mlkhattar govt’s and Haryana police’s brutality. Their exemplary behaviour shows that farmers are not interested in confrontation, they only want to be heard, which is their constitutional right,” Amarinder added.