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Day after Delhi violence, farmer unions raise ‘Deep Sidhu murdabad’ slogans, call him traitor

Members of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting farmers, claim actor Deep Sidhu ‘incited’ the violence at the Red Fort.

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Singhu: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the umbrella organisation of farmers protesting against the Narendra Modi government, raised slogans Wednesday against actor Deep Sidhu and gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana. 

The union members shouted slogans such as “Deep Sidhu murdabad” and “Lakha murdabad”. They accused the two of “inciting” the violence that broke out in the national capital on Republic Day Tuesday. 

As many as 86 police personnel were injured in the clashes, 41 in the Red Fort area alone when protesters breached the monument and hoisted the Kisan Union and Khalsa flags on its lawns. Several protesters were also injured in the violence, and two lost their lives.

The union members are blaming the violence on Sidhu, who conducted a Facebook Live at the Red Fort and even addressed protesters at the site. Sidhana, however, was not at the Red Fort.

“Sidhu sent his people, a bunch of hostile and aggressive youth, to incite people and create a law and order situation,” said Gurmeet Singh, a Samyukta Kisan Morcha member. “We won’t allow him or Lakha, they aren’t a part of our movement.” 

The union members also alleged that Sidhu, who had earlier campaigned for BJP MP Sunny Deol, “conspired the Red Fort violence as he works as a man of the ruling government”. 


Also read: Heavy police deployment, barricades, check points — Delhi a day after it was raided by farmers


Morcha also blames KMSC

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which claims to have over 500 unions under it, also accused the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) of not following the route that was decided for the tractor rally. 

“This organisation is not part of us. They held a meeting with the Delhi Police on Monday but still resorted to violence,” said Paramjeet Singh, a morcha member. “Why did they have to go to the Red Fort and create chaos?”

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, a large body of landless labourers, has a separate stage at the protest site in Singhu. 

The morcha members blamed the KMSC for “allowing youngsters to take over the Red Fort and damage public property”.  

The barricades at Singhu border Tuesday were breached by the KMSC led by Satnam Singh Pannu. After the first border, the next couple of barricades at Burari and Majnu Ka Tilla were also breached by the protesters. 

At around 1.30 pm, they entered the Red Fort and then within the next few minutes, Khalsa flags were hoisted. 

The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs under sections of rioting, damaging public property, stopping public servants from doing their duty, among other sections of the Indian Penal Code against unknown persons. 10 people have been detained so far but no arrests have been made yet. 


Also read: 3 reasons why Delhi Police failed to stop farmers from storming the heart of the capital


 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. MANY Sikh groups and farmer union have condemned violence and pro khalistan groups have lost the plot.

    Contrast this with anti CAA PROTESTORS who supported RIOTERS and called them victims. Also journalist who supported anti CAA protestors never condemned pro pakistani activist asking for “jinnah wali azadi” which is where HINDU women numbering more than a thousand are raped and forcefully converted and men enslaved every year and the concept of GHAZWA E HIND is in full flow.

  2. Now that Shri Yogendra Yadav has been named in a FIR on the part that he played on the 26th January violence, The Print should seriously rethink the way it is offering its platform to him for him to propogate his views. Margaret Thatcher had always spoken against giving the “oxygen of publicity” to terrorists in the name of freedom of speech.

  3. I wonder about these rallies and protests; allowed by our hallowed constitution? Lakhs of people on public property, denying its use to other citizens, in itself a violation of basic rights, creating confusion and in many cases vandalizing all in the way. The police can’t, of course, use any force to control them and in all cases suffer unwanted causalities. In the end all that is left is damage and a bad taste.
    Hey Indians, are you under the impression that a few “Union leaders” who have a huge disconnect with the crowd (turned into a mob) they profess to “command” can control these lakhs of disoriented people in various state of mind, themselves unsure of what really is happening? If so, I am sure you must be actually joking.
    These shenanigans are allowed in the name of “Right to protest” as if that is the ultimate in all rights. Part of the media hail it as acts of democracy. This same media has failed miserably to pursue our elected representatives to have meaningful discussion on National matters in the hallowed Houses – but are vociferous to give a “ball by ball” commentary on these “protests”.
    And we want to progress, become a world leader. If we allowed these to continue, we will surely remain a laggard democracy and China and the rest of the world will race far ahead, as they probably are already.
    Whose Nation is it anyway?

  4. Ab karo hot kya, jab chidiya chug gayi khet. Shameless “leaders” who committed treachery to get NOC and broke the promises made to the police. They have also shown what “celebration of republic” means to them. Hooligans .Must be dealt with in the most severest of manner.

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