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Kisan Andolan: Haryana Farmers Blocked Highways; Held Dharna at Toll Plazas after Centre Curbed Internet Services

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Toll Plaza Protest, Haryana

Support is developing quickly for the farmers’ unsettling in the state of Haryana with an enormous number of farmers turning up at dharna destinations at toll plazas on the public expressways.  

A huge number of farmers, mostly in thousands pledged to battle a long war against the three new laws they portrayed as 'hostile to farmers’ at the Landhri toll plaza located on the Hisar-Sirsa public interstate highway close to Hisar. Countless women additionally partook in the gathering, which was tended to by farmer chiefs Kulwant Singh Sandhu, Ashok Dhawale and Gurnam Singh Chaduni. The ladies had shown up singing radical songs. 

To fight internet checks in certain territories of the state, farmers additionally hindered the Patiala-Jind-Rohtak-Delhi public highway at Khatkar toll plaza close to Narwana town along the Jind and Hisar-Chandigarh public highways. The farmers had recently obstructed the Jind-Chandigarh interstate highway for quite a while in Kandela town. They said that the suspension of internet providers had contrarily affected their children's examinations. 

Azad Palwa, a Khap chief, said at Katkar toll plaza, "farmers, yet people from all segments of society are furious about the suspension of internet providers." It has disturbed not exclusively youngsters' studies, yet additionally official work.” 

The former government used to suspend internet services so that misinformation did not spread, but internet services were suspended by the current government so that individuals didn't have a clue about reality. It needs to crush the individuals' voices and to compromise them by disturbing their ordinary timetable. "The public authority wants to break the disturbance caused by the farmers, yet farmers won't show homage under such pressing factor strategies," Palwa said. Also added that on the call of khap panchayats, the expressway was hindered. 

The state government says it has suspended internet providers "to stop the spread of disinformation and gossipy tidbits through different web-based media stages, for example, WhatsApp, Facebook Twitter on cell phones and SMS, for help and assembly of crowds of instigators and demonstrators who can make genuine death toll and harm public and private properties by enjoying pyromania or defacing and different sorts of fierce exercises". 

In and effort to avoid the dissemination of misinformation and speculation via different online media channels, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter on cell phones and SMS, the government of the state says that it has suspended internet services to discourage and stop mobs of activists and protestors who might cause significant loss of human life and harm to public and private assets by engaging in mayhem or insurrection. 

Nevertheless, Satbir Pahalwan, President of Khera Khap said, "The BJP government has been assaulting farmers up to this point, but they’re now threatening the whole nation." This centre is aiming for a new India, but online services have been halted, which in return also disrupted the running of banking institutions  and businesses too. 

The Khap leader even blamed the officials for sticking iron nails into lines at the borderline of Tikri, evidently puncturing automobile wheels entering from the part of Haryana. A significant number of farmers rest at the borderline of Tikri on a dharna. Other than abandoning the supply of power, they prevented the distribution of ration along with water to the dharna locations. This is truly heartbreaking. The centre is treating us as Pakistanis and Chinese citizens on the border. Why are the officials building concrete buildings on the border with Delhi,” said Pahalwan. 

Vijender Sindhu, another khap chief said, "For what reason don't they make such plans at Pakistan borders so interruption of oppressors can be halted". In the interim, two major kisan mahapanchayats have been planned at Kandela town and Khatkar square of Jind locale on Wednesday, which will likewise be tended to by Bharatiya Kisan Union pioneer Rakesh Tikait. 

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