‘The Modi authorities should inform us what this particular person’s reference to the BJP is.’
IMAGE: A protestor hoist flags on the Red Fort, January 26, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo
“We are completely pained on the acts of those political components who tried to disrespect the nationwide flag and produce disgrace to the nation,” Abhimanyu Kohar, nationwide spokesperson of the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh, a constituent of the 41-member Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, tells Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com.
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has all the time categorically acknowledged that the farmers’ agitation would stay peaceable. What occurred in the course of the tractor parade?
At some locations there have been components belonging to a political celebration, who’ve by no means been a part of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha from the very first day, and which this authorities and Delhi police are additionally effectively conscious of, had entered clandestinely to sabotage our peaceable agitation.
I’m speaking about this particular person named Deep Sidhu who had campaigned aggressively for BJP MP Sunny Deol (from Gurdaspur), and who has additionally been seen in pictures with the prime minister (Narendra Damodardas Modi), who alongside along with his supporters compelled their manner into the Red Fort even because the Delhi police guarding the premises slept and allowed him to enter the Red Fort.
The Modi authorities needs to be held accountable for what he and his supporters did on the Red Fort.
The Modi authorities should inform us what this particular person’s reference to the BJP is and the way he defied the police barricades round and contained in the Red Fort; how he entered the Red Fort and who allowed him to enter the premises and let one other particular person climb atop to have interaction in acts that introduced us nationwide ignominy.
If there have been such heavy police deployment, then why did no person cease him from coming into the Red Fort?
The SKM has nothing to do with what occurred in Delhi and with the acts of the BJP’s Deep Sidhu. Not even one of many 32 farmers’ unions from Punjab has something to do with him.
He has been on the Singhu border for greater than two months now, however we by no means entertained him on stage.
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Were all of the farmers who entered the Red Fort Deep Sidhu’s supporters?
No. Later our farmers too entered the Red Fort, however none of our farmers vandalised any property or created a ruckus contained in the Red Fort.
The hoisting of a spiritual flag and slogan shouting was accomplished by this particular person and others he incited. Our farmers have gotten nothing to do with what occurred contained in the Red Fort.
Do you count on the Delhi police to arrest him for trespassing into the Red Fort and hoisting the non secular flag?
We have referred to as a giant assembly of all of the farmer leaders and at that assembly we’ll ask the query: Who are Deep Sidhu’s masters?
Why did this man instigate one other particular person to climb atop the Red Fort and hoist a spiritual flag and chant slogans ? Who are his political masters? We will ask the federal government to reply to these questions.
There had been cases of violence in different elements of Delhi too because the police and farmers attacked each other…
At Palwal, close to Faridabad, farmers had been informed they’d take their tractor rally in direction of Badarpur and take a U-turn from the primary sign close to Delhi. But they weren’t even allowed to succeed in close to Faridabad.
The police brutally assaulted them with lathis, destroyed ten tractors and injured dozens of farmers by hitting them on their heads. Three individuals suffered fractures on their fingers and legs. Who is accountable for this violence?
The Delhi police assaulted the farmers with none provocation?
The prime officers from the Delhi police had held very elaborate discussions with our leaders and at these conferences had given verbal permission to take the rally on this route.
Didn’t you might have the Delhi police’s written permission to take the tractor parade on this route?
No, the Delhi police had not given us written permission; for some causes we couldn’t get it. All these points will probably be mentioned in the course of the assembly at this time.
If you didn’t have the Delhi police’s written permission, then how might you utilize that route for the farmers’ tractor parade?
At the a number of conferences that we held with Delhi’s prime law enforcement officials, during which I used to be additionally current, they’d assured us that they may maintain deliberations on our requests and finalise this route for which we had sought the permission for the rally.
We got verbal assurances repeatedly that they may finalise the route that the farmers had sought the permission for the tractor rally.
But you didn’t have a written permission to take the tractor rally on this route.
No, we did not get it (the written permission from the Delhi police). We saved asking for it, however they did not give it.
This is a mass motion and when one has verbal assurances from a senior police officer that they may give us a written permission, then are we not imagined to respect his verbal assurances?
Do you assume the excessive ethical floor that the SKM has been taking all nowadays has been dented?
This violence has not diminished our excessive ethical floor even a bit; in actual fact, it has magnified the excessive ethical floor on which we’ve got been finishing up our agitation peacefully.
As I’ve mentioned, the individuals concerned in acts of violence are not constituents of the SKM; we’ve got had no relationship with them.
Having mentioned that, as a result of the farmers’ group is that entity whose little kids are not solely toiling exhausting within the fields to provide meals for the nation however are additionally defending our nation’s borders and make up for the majority of the police drive, and whose sons settle for martyrdom and are available house wrapped within the nationwide tricolour defending the nation, let me categorically state that this farmers’ group completely respects the nationwide flag, dying for which is in our blood.
Being so, we are completely pained on the acts of those political components who tried to disrespect the nationwide flag and produce disgrace to the nation.
If their acts have damage anyone’s non secular or patriotic sentiments then, despite the fact that the SKM was not a part of their anti-social act, we apologise to the nation as a result of to name for this tractor parade was our choice.
We take the ethical duty for the entry of such anti-social components into this parade.