Heavy police pressure was deployed on the periphery of Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, on Tuesday to forestall the entry of crowds of protesting farmers who have been demanding compensation from the federal government for the injury to the crop precipitated attributable to floods.

To stop untoward incident, even Rapid Action Force (RAF) was deployed at Mohali border because the farmers, beneath the banner of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha that includes 16 farmer outfits from Punjab and Haryana, began their
deliberate march in direction of Chandigarh.

Elsewhere, farmers staged sit-in protests on toll plazas on nationwide highways to press the state authorities to just accept their calls for, together with farm debt waiver, remunerative costs for his or her crops.

During their protest, the farmers didn’t permit the price to be deducted for automobiles passing by the toll plazas.

As preventive measures, Punjab Police have taken over 100 farmer leaders from throughout the state into preventive custody forward of Tuesday’s protest march.

A farmer was killed throughout a protest at Longowal city in Sangrur district on Monday. The Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann be booked on homicide costs.

The police have been blamed for the killing the farmer in a conflict with police throughout a protest towards a crackdown by the police.

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