As Farmer Protest Escalates, Authorities Clear Jalandhar-Pathankot Highway, took leaders into custody

As Farmer Protest Escalates Authorities Clear Jalandhar-Pathankot Highway took leaders into custody

Sources say police had information that farmers could march towards Gurdaspur to obstruct AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and CM Bhagwant Mann’s rally. Protesting farmers and police came face to face in Mukerian on Saturday when the latter used force to lift the dharna from the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway and detained a large number of farmer leaders and activists. The farmers have been demonstrating in front of the Mukerian sugar mill since Friday to press for their demands. The district administration had appealed the protesters to lift the blockade on Friday…

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