Chandigarh [India], April 4 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the Central authorities for spreading misinformation about the state’s farmers with its “grave and incorrect” allegations of bonded labourers working within the fields.
The Chief Minister termed it one more conspiracy to defame Punjab’s farmers, whom the central authorities and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been persistently attempting to malign by dubbing them terrorists, city Naxals and goons in a bid to derail their agitation in opposition to the farm legal guidelines, in line with the CMO.
Singh additionally reacted to the Home Minister’s letter claiming that the Border Security Force (BSF) had apprehended 58 Indian nationals within the 12 months 2019 and 2020 from the border areas of Punjab, and the detainees had purportedly revealed that they had been working with farmers of Punjab as bonded laborers.
According to the MHA letter, it has been additional knowledgeable that unlawful human trafficking syndicates exploit these gullible laborers and Punjabi farmers hook them to medication to make them work for lengthy hours of their fields.
All the 58 instances alleged by the Centre have been investigated completely and nothing of this sort has been discovered.
“Nothing on report means that these individuals had been forcibly infused with medication to maintain them working for lengthy hours, and furthermore, it’s incorrect to conclude that the mental incapacity of those folks is drug-induced,” mentioned Singh. (ANI)