Kisan Mahapanchayat in Karnal has increased security as farmers plan to establish a gherao mini-secretariat.
Officials said that security has been beefed up in Karnal because farmers will hold a mahapanchayat on Tuesday and plan to gherao the mini-secretariat over the August 28 lathicharge. Haryana Police and central forces are heavily deployed in Karnal, and adequate security forces have been deployed at the new Anaj Mandi, where farmers will meet and plan to move towards the mini-secretariat, they said.
According to officials, vehicular traffic on the Delhi-Karnal-Ambala National Highway was normal in the morning.Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni has urged farmers to gather peacefully at the Anaj Mandi. “In new Anaj Mandi, we will hold a mahapanchayat.
I appeal to everyone to arrive at the mandi in peace." We've received word that the police will allow us to congregate at the mandi. “The Mahapanchayat will decide the next course of action,” Chaduni said in a video message.A Haryana Police spokesperson later stated that, if necessary, planned route diversions on the Delhi-Ambala National Highway will be implemented beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, but traffic will continue to flow normally until then.
Security arrangements in Karnal are being overseen by five SP-rank officers and 25 DSP-rank officers, according to Ganga Ram Punia, Superintendent of Police in Karnal.Drones equipped with cameras will be used as part of the security measures, he said. No one will be allowed to take the law into their own hands, Karnal Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav previously stated.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, speaking to reporters in Chandigarh on Monday, urged farmers to keep the protest peaceful so that the common man is not harmed.Mr. Chaduni stated that they met with district administration officials here on Monday, but after not receiving a satisfactory response to their demands, they decided to hold a big panchayat on Tuesday before proceeding to the mini-secretariat to gherao it.
He had previously requested that a case be filed against those involved in the lathicharge.
He also demanded a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh and a government job for the family of a farmer who died as a result of injuries sustained during the lathicharge. However, the local administration claimed that the farmer was not injured in the police action and died as a result of a heart attack.