Farmers demanded the arrest of those who tried to create ‘havoc’ at Shambhu border

Addressing reporters at the Shambhu border, KMM leader Dilbag Singh Harigarh alleged that some “miscreants” had “hatched a conspiracy to defame” the farmers’ agitation.

“We have not blocked any road. It is the Centre which has created obstructions on the highway,” he said, adding that since day one, farmers have been demanding that the road be cleared so that they can move towards Delhi.

Harigarh said, “The miscreants had the support of the Punjab and Haryana governments and the Centre. We demand that those who tried to create a ruckus at the (protest) site should be booked and arrested.”

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Sidhupur) leader Kaka Singh said it was not the farmers but the Haryana government which had put up barricades on the national highway to stop them from marching to Delhi.

He said, “If the government removes the blockade today, we will go to Delhi.”

Singh claimed that the surrounding villagers are fully supporting the farmers’ movement.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Shaheed Bhagat Singh) president Amarjit Singh Mohri accused the state governments of conspiring to defame and weaken the movement.