Highway Blockade: Police take protesting farmers into custody
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Highway Blockade: Police take protesting farmers into custody

September 25, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Vehicular movement on the ever-busy Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway was disrupted for a few minutes this morning as farmers under the banner of Raitha-Dalita-Karmika Aikya Horata Samiti and a host of other farmer, labour and social organisations blocked the highway by forming a human chain at Columbia Asia Hospital junction as part of their ‘State and National Highways’ blockade stir. The stir was called today in protest against the recent amendments to Land Reforms, APMC and Labour Acts.

As part of the stir, more than 100 farmers carrying drums, a percussion instrument, converged at Colombia Asia Hospital junction and attempted to block the highway junction where four important roads (Ring Road towards Hunsur, Ring road towards Bannur, Mysuru road and Bengaluru road) intersect. But as the farmers did not have the necessary Police permission, the Police tried to stop them from carrying out road blockade, which led to a tense situation, with the protesting farmers entering into a verbal duel with the Police.

DCP Dr. A.N. Prakash Gowda arrived at the spot and diffused the situation by convincing the farmers that they had no permission for staging protest. However, the farmers managed to form a human chain blocking the highway  at for a few minutes, when they were taken into custody by the Police and sent to the CAR Ground in two KSRTC buses. The farmers will be let away later today.

Meanwhile, barring Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway, the much announced road blockade did not take place on any other highways as the Police, who were deployed in large numbers at important junctions had taken measures for thwarting road blockades, it is learnt.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Highway Blockade: Police take protesting farmers into custody”

  1. Harsha says:

    This is what Kapil Sibbal of Congress said when they were in power! Then they said they wanted the Farm Bill Implemented! Now they are against it and protesting! This is the truth about all these protests! Congress never wants to implement anything but just to talk about it election after election and grab votes! When somebody truly implements it in reality, they organize the protest against it using a bunch of stupid farmers ! If farmers are stupid, even god can not save them! All the so called intellectuals if they really wanted Farmers welfare could have clarified the people! But no, all they want is Modi Gone! Everything is secondary!
    Please watch this video and understand the reality!
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1308319015555670017

  2. Kumar says:

    We dont think these protestors are farmers! These are middlemen and dalas who have hired a few protestors who pretend to be farmers! I have seen sometimes in Mysore behind the Devaraja market, tomatoes being dumped on the road to protest against as the middle men were bargaining too heavily that the farmers were very angry that they did not even get the base line price! This protest does not make any sense! When the farm bill guarantees a decent and reliable option, why should be there a protest?

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