Farmers protest against Haryana minister in Kurukshetra

The protesters tried to enter the university from gate number 2 that led to a face-off with the police; the farmers sat on the Kaithal-Kurukshetra road
Haryana women and child development minister Kamlesh Dhandha was faced with a protest by farmers at Kurukshetra University on Friday. (HT file photo)
Haryana women and child development minister Kamlesh Dhandha was faced with a protest by farmers at Kurukshetra University on Friday. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 03:00 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent

Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Gurnam Charuni faction protested against the Haryana women and child development minister Kamlesh Dhandha in Kurukshetra on Friday.

The minister was to chair a meeting of the public grievances committee at Kurukshetra University.

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The protesters tried to enter the university from gate number 2 that led to a face-off with the police. Later, the farmers sat outside the gate blocking the Kaithal-Kurukshetra road.

The farmers said that they had already called to agitate against her presence as part of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM)’s call to protest against the BJP-JJP leaders in their area.

A protester said, “The meeting was to be held at Panchayat Bhawan, but the administration shifted the venue to the university. This is shameful that a place of education has been turned into the political ground.”

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