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Republic Day violence unfortunate but will not end farmers' movement: Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the farmers' protest against the farm laws is a battle of existence for them.  

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New Delhi Published on: January 28, 2021 12:34 IST
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Republic Day violence unfortunate but will not end farmers' movement: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the violence on Republic Day was 'unfortunate' but it would not end the farmers' movement against the three agri laws. He also said that strictest punishment must be given to those responsible for the violence.

Addressing the ninth National Council meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kejriwal said the farmers' protest against the farm laws is a battle of existence for them.

"The violence on Republic Day was unfortunate and whoever is responsible for it must be given strictest punishment. But the violence will not lead to the end of the farmers movement against the agri laws, the issues still remain so the movement cannot end. We have to peacefully extend our support to the protesting farmers," the CM said.

He said whoever is responsible for the violence on Tuesday should be acted against.

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"Whoever is responsible for the turn of events, and I am not referring to the ones against whom police have registered fake cases, deserve to be punished. Whoever is responsible, whichever party is responsible should be acted against," Kejriwal said.

The AAP has strongly come out in favour of the farmers protesting against the agri laws. 

Tens of thousands of farmers broke barriers to storm the national capital on Tuesday, their tractor parade to highlight their demands dissolving into unprecedented scenes of anarchy as they fought with police, overturned vehicles and delivered a national insult hoisting a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India's tricolour.

READ MORE: Farmers cancel Feb 1 Parliament march after Republic Day violence

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