Lathicharge on farmers flayed

The protesters demanded strict action against the police officers involved in the lathicharge.

The farmers in Koppal were only demanding wages for the work they had done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). However, the police resorted to lathicharge, they said. Is it a crime to demand one’s rightful wages? they added.

Jaya Karnataka district unit President K R Anilkumar said the labourers, farmers were only demanding wages. The government should stop assaulting and harassing the farmers. Wielding lathi against those protestors who were seeking justice is an anti-democratic act.

The BJP government has been towing an anti-farmer policy and is not concerned about the plight of the farmers. The farmers are forced to fight for their rights with the policy of the BJP government, he said.

He flayed Koppal Superintendent of Police for justifying the lathicharge . Legal action should be initiated against those who were responsible for beating up the farmers and demanded dismissal of the policemen responsible for lathicharge.

Holadagadde Girish, Hiremagalur Jagadish also spoke.


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