BKU leader compares Karnal Lathi charge with Taliban

BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

BKU Leader Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday compared the BJP-led Central government to "Talibanis" for the Haryana Police's lathi charge against farmers in Karnal.The BHU leader claimed that the country has been occupied by the 'Sarkari Talibani' while speaking at a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Anaj Mandi in Haryana's nuh district."Yesterday, an officer ordered (policemen) to hit farmers on their heads.

They call us Khalistani. If you would call us Khalistani and Pakistani, we would say 'Sarkari Talibani' has occupied the country. They are 'Sarkari Talibanis'," said Tikait."The officers who speak about cracking farmers' heads should be posted in Naxal-affected areas. That IAS officer (Karnal SDM Ayush Sinha) is commander of 'Sarkari Talibani'," he added.On Saturday,

Protesting farmers were lathi-charged at the Bastar toll plaza, where they had assembled in large numbers to protest against a programme that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was set to attend.Following the incident, a clip of a video, which was also tweeted by BJP MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi, went viral on social media, purporting to show Karnal SDM Ayush Sinha instructing police officers to "crack their (protesting farmers') heads" to prevent them from moving forward and not to let anyone breach the security cordon.Later issuing clarification on the viral clipping, Sinha told ANI that, "Stone pelting had started at many places...

It was said during the briefing to use force proportionately."Several farmers were injured during the police action on Saturday. A farmer injured in the lathi charge also died on Sunday.Earlier today, Tikait called the Haryana government for police's action and alleged that "the country has been occupied by the state-run Taliban, the commander of the government Taliban is present in the country and that these commanders have to be identified"."There is the commander who gave the order to break the head. Through the police force, they want to take over the entire country,`` said Tikait, commenting on the injured farmers at Karnal's protest.Meanwhile, farmers in Punjab's Amritsar blocked the road at Bhandari Bridge for two hours on Sunday in protest at the lathi charge of protesting farmers in Karnal. (ANI)

Source: ANI news



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