Published on: September 07, 2021 10:26 IST

Farmers to hold Kisan Mahapanchayat in Karnal today

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer outfits protesting against the farm laws, has threatened to lay siege to the Karnal mini-secretariat today if its demands were not met. Earlier on August 28, the Haryana Police had lathicharged a group of farmers disrupting traffic movement on a national highway while heading towards Karnal to protest against a BJP meeting. The SKM said a murder case should be registered against IAS officer Ayush Sinha who was caught on tape allegedly telling policemen to "break heads" of protesting farmers. Sinha, who was later transferred in a reshuffle also involving some other IAS officers, has now been posted as the additional secretary in the Citizen Resources Information Department.