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Dharnas held outside DC offices

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 14

Hundreds of farmers turned up outside the offices of deputy commissioners in all districts of Punjab to participate in dharnas in support of the farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi against the three farm laws.

The call to hold dharnas was given by the 32 farmer unions who are jointly spearheading the protest. The protesting farmers in all offices issued a warning to the Centre to withdraw the three contentious farm laws and the amendments to the Electricity Act, or more farmers from the state would join the "pucca morcha" at the borders of the national capital. At Fatehgarh Sahib, the revenue patwaris and kanungos too joined the farmers in their protest. Jagmohan Singh Patiala, general secretary of BKU, Dakaunda, said students, traders, litterateur and government employees across the state had joined their protest.

Farmers march against the farm laws in Bathinda on Monday.

"People raised their voice in unison, demanding that the government immediately repeal the three farm laws. The government offer for amendments is not acceptable to Punjabis," he said.

In Gurdaspur, thousands of farmers, including a sizeable number of women and children, staged protests at the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and Batala Subdivisional Magistrate.

The police had a difficult time in controlling the surging crowds and alternative arrangements had to be made to ensure that traffic flowed smoothly. Gurdaspur SSP Rajinder Singh Sohal and his team of officers remained ensconced at the site.

In Batala, DSP (City) Parvinder Kaur was tasked to ensure no untoward incident happened in or around the SDM office. The farmers, who had started arriving at the DC office as early as 7 am, protested peacefully.

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