Farmers, who are agitating in Tohana over the arrest of two farmers, will now head back to the capital to continue their protest against the Centre’s farm laws, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said. Tikait said that the demand of farmers to withdraw cases against the arrested farmers had been accepted after a gathering with the administration.
“After meeting with the administration, all our demands are accepted. Cases are going to be withdrawn. One person, who remains in jail, are going to be freed after formalities. we’ll return to Delhi to fight against farm laws,” Tikait said. Farmer unions had called off the statewide gherao of police stations in Haryana after the government released the 2 arrested farmers. Farmers Ravi Azad and Vikas Sisar are released from Hisar Jail within the early hours of Monday. The duo was arrested for gheraoing local Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA Devender Sigh Babli’s residence on June 1. an outsized number of farmers led by farmer leaders Rakesh Tikait, Gurnam Singh Chaduni and United Kisan Morcha leader Yogendra staged a dharna ahead of Tohana Sadar police headquarters in Fatehabad district of Haryana, demanding the discharge of arrested farmers.
They also involved a statewide gherao of police stations in Haryana with this demand. At the borders of Delhi, farmers are protesting against for the last six months against the center’s farm laws.