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“Punjab Farmer Leaders Call for Murder Case Registration in Khanauri Protester Death”

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The farmer protests has been taking heights, as it has become the topic of discussion and even people are debating about it’s pros and cons and here the famer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Thursday demanded for registering of a murder case against those who stand responsible for the death of a protestor, Shubhkaran Singh, 21, of Bathinda, due to Haryana Police action at Khanauri on the Sangrur-Jind border.

Pandher said the Punjab government should take action against the Haryana personnel for allegedly damaging 25-30 tractor-trolleys after entering into the state’s territory.

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On Wednesday, a tragic clash between protesters and Haryana Police at Khanauri resulted in the death of a farmer and injuries to 12 police personnel. The confrontation ensued as demonstrators attempted to breach barricades erected to prevent their entry into Haryana during the Delhi Chalo march.

Farmer leader Pandher accused Haryana security forces of encroaching into Punjab territory and using excessive force at the Khanauri border. He demanded that the Punjab government register a murder case under Section 302 IPC. Another farmer leader, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, urged the Punjab government to grant martyr status to the deceased farmer, Shubhkaran.

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Allegations were also made against Haryana security personnel for damaging tractor-trolleys within Punjab’s jurisdiction. In response to the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann promised strict action against those responsible, ensuring a thorough investigation and legal repercussions.

Meanwhile, ADGP Jaskaran Singh and Bathinda district police chief Harmanbir Singh Gill visited Dallewal at the hospital, where he was admitted after feeling unwell. Following the farmer’s death, protest organizers postponed the Delhi Chalo march for two days, with plans to reassess the situation on Friday. Haryana Police resorted to tear gas to disperse protesters at Khanauri and Shambhu border points, where farmers have been gathered, demanding MSP guarantees, debt waivers, and other agricultural reforms.

Their demands include the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendations, pension for farmers, no electricity tariff hikes, withdrawal of police cases, justice for victims of previous violence, reinstatement of the Land Acquisition Act, and compensation for families of deceased farmers from past agitations.

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Author:- Apoorva Arora

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