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Tear gas, water cannons on protesting farmers, Haryana CM cancels meet

Jan 10, 2021 17:02 IST

Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar cancelled his Kisan Mahapanchayat at a village near Karnal after clashes between police and the protesting farmers. The Haryana police fired tear gas shells and water cannons as a group of protesting farmers tried to enter meeting venue area. The protestors were seen ransacking the venue. The Chief Minister was to speak to the farmers about the benefits of the three farm laws, a Centre’s initiative to dismiss ‘misconceptions’ the farmers may have. The BJP-led Haryana government had decided to stop farmers to get to Delhi and join the ongoing farmer protests.

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