Tents dismantled by local police in Mohali, allege farmers

Farmer union leaders have expressed anger over the alleged dismantling of tents by local police at a farmer support camp in the Phase 7 market of the city.

Addressing mediapersons here today, leaders of the Punjab Kisan Union Kanwaljit Singh and Amandeep Singh alleged that tents at the camp had been dismantled by the police in a bid to stop a campaign by some youths in the district to educate people about the three farm laws passed by the government.

They said when they informed the senior superintendent of police about the matter he said no such orders had been issued, after which the tents were set up again.

The Kisan Union leaders said the government should clarify at whose behest the police were working to stop the farmers’ campaign.

When questioned about a few persons in Mohali district claiming to be farmer leaders and saying the camp could not be run without their permission, Kanwaljit Singh and Amandeep Singh denied authorising anyone to act on their behalf.

Such people were working to divide the farmers over the agricultural legislations, which would be counterproductive, they warned.

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