Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said those taking law into their own hands will not be tolerated

News Desk: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said his government has no objection to holding peaceful protests but those taking law into their own hands will be dealt with strictly.

Farmer groups have been protesting in the state alleging that JJP legislator Devender Singh Babli used abusive language against them when they were protesting in Tohana in Fatehabad district on Tuesday.

On Thursday, a group of farmers held a protest in Fatehabad against Babli and burnt his effigy, demanding that the MLA should apologise for his comments.

Khattar, who was interacting with reporters here after holding a meeting with deputy commissioners on Covid situation and steps taken for its management, while replying to a question said DCs have been told that if any protest is held in a peaceful manner, the government has no objection to it.

However, if anyone takes law and order into one’s hands, that will not be tolerated. And whatever action needs to be taken as per law in those cases, the DCs have been told not to hesitate and take action, he added.