The federal government immediately denounced the unprecedented violence on the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, saying, “it may possibly’t be condemned sufficient”. In its first official response for the reason that widespread clashes, the federal government additionally promised motion in opposition to these accountable.
“Motion needs to be in opposition to all of those that instigated others. India will not tolerate the style wherein the Tricolour was insulted on the Crimson Fort,” stated Union minister Prakash Javadekar, apparently citing the incident the place protesters who managed to get contained in the Crimson Fort hoisted a Sikh non secular flag, or Nishan Sahib”, on an empty mast.
The matter drew consideration to the person the farmers have blamed for the violence — Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who in a Fb publish defended the planting of a “Nishan Sahib” or Sikh non secular flag on the iconic monument.
A number of farmer leaders have accused the actor of tainting their anti-farm regulation protest. He was allegedly chargeable for the farmer’s motion in the direction of the Crimson Fort, the place that they had climbed the ramparts and clashed with the police once they have been requested to go away.
Mr Javadekar immediately pointed finger on the Congress and its senior chief Rahul Gandhi, who, the minister stated, was “instigating” individuals via his tweets.
“Rahul Gandhi was not merely supporting (the farmers’ protest) however was instigating. It occurred on the time of CAA. There was speak of Congress rally and on the second day individuals got here on the highway.
“The identical factor occurred yesterday. Yesterday’s tweets are in entrance of everybody,” he added.
“A Congress tweet claimed the farmer who died in an accident was the sufferer of police brutality. When questions have been raised from all around the nation, Rahul-ji’s assertion got here that violence is just not the answer to any drawback,” the minister stated.
Citing the ten rounds of negotiations with farmers that occurred over the previous weeks, Mr Javadekar stated it’s the Congress which isn’t permitting a decision of the problem.
“The federal government talked 10 rounds, supplied to place the regulation on maintain for one-and-a-half years. Questioned how the rights of farmers may very well be decreased… The Congress additionally understands, nevertheless it is not going to enable this compromise,” he added.
The Delhi Police, who’ve made 19 arrests within the case, immediately stated they’re they’re investigating the leaders of farmer teams in reference to the violence.
The farmers, who obtained permission to carry the rally at a chosen time and route yesterday – had deviated from it, triggering clashes with the police.
The farmers broke barricades on the three borders from the place the rally was to start out – Singhu, Tikri and Ghaziabad. A bunch went to the enduring Crimson Fort, the place they entered the Mughal-era construction.