Farmers protest: Section 144 issued by Karnal administration

News Desk: The Karnal administration, on Monday, issued Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to prevent large gatherings of farmers, ahead of their protest on September 7 over Karnal lathi charge incident.

Karnal lathicharge incident

Farmers were charged down by the police after they tried to stop state BJP chief OP Dhankar’s convoy.

Mr Dhankar was going to the state-level meet of BJP leaders and elected reps in Karnal. As his convoy exited the Bastara toll plaza (between Karnal and Panipat), farmers allegedly hit the cars with sticks. Reports said the farmers tried to reach that meeting, which was being held about 30 kilometres away.

The police responded with a lathi charge that left several farmers injured; videos circulating on social media showed many people with bloody shirts and bandages.