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Farmers protest: Haryana CM meets Amit Shah, discusses the issue of reopening Singhu border

By ANI

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital here on Saturday to discuss the issue of reopening of Singhu and Tekri borders.

CM Khattar also informed the Home Minister about the farmers’ protest going on in different parts of the state.

“I met Amit Shah ji today, we briefed him on the issue of opening of Singhu and Tikri borders. I have also told him about farmers’ protests at many places in the state. I hope the borders are opened soon. CM Khattar said.

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Khattar also said that a delegation of people from different villages met him and demanded that the road to the Singhu border be opened.

“A delegation of people from villages around the Singhu border of Sonipat district came to meet me and demanded opening of the road up to the Singhu border. The Supreme Court has also taken cognizance of this and we are hopeful that the problem will be resolved soon. ”, said Khattar.

“We have appealed to those people (farmers) to agitate peacefully, the Home Minister has said that this appeal should be kept that they protest peacefully, we have no objection,” Khattar said.

Read also | Farmers protest: Supreme Court dismisses petition against blockade on Singhu border

Earlier in September, the Haryana government had constituted a special committee to talk to farmers opposing three agricultural laws to lift the blockade on National Highway-44 along the Singhu border.

The Supreme Court on September 6 refused to hear a petition filed by residents of Haryana’s Sonepat, who were facing difficulties due to the blocking of the Singhu border by farmers, and approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for relief. Was told to knock.

Justice DY Chandrachud said, “When the High Court is well aware of the local situation and what is happening, there is no need for us to interfere. We should trust the High Court.”

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