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Punjab CM announces the withdrawal of firs filed against farmers

ion 144 violation; Appeals to farmers not to stop traffic, urges them to take their protest over farm ordinances to Delhi

Yogesh Kaushal

Chandigarh, September 16 | Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to farmers not to stop traffic or violate Section 144 in the state over the Agriculture Bills but made it clear that no cases would be registered against them for violation of Section 144 as they were fighting for their lives.

FIRs already registered against farmers protesting in violation of Section 144 would be withdrawn, said the Chief Minister, talking to media persons outside the Governor’s House after submitting a memorandum against the anti-farmer Bills on behalf of the Punjab Congress. The farmers are violating the law as the ordinances will ruin them and their families, he said in response to a question.

The state Congress and his government were with the farmers, the Chief Minister asserted, adding that the Centre’s legislation would ruin Punjab and its agriculture, which was the backbone of its economy. The ordinances would pave the way for ending the MSP regime, which will spell doom for Punjab, and the whole nation, he added.

Captain Amarinder urged the farmers to take their protests to Delhi, at the doorstep of the central government and assured them that the Congress would stand with them in their fight.

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