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1 crore relief announced to family of farmer who died during Delhi protests

More than 200 farmers’ groups started a protest in Delhi on the 13th, insisting on various issues including price support for crops, farm loan disbursal and pension. The session in Delhi was temporarily suspended last Sunday as the central government came in for talks. But as no good solution was found during the four rounds of talks, the farmers again attacked Delhi. In defiance of the ban, thousands of farmers stormed the borders with threshing machines. Farmers gathered at Shambu on the Haryana-Punjab border were arrested by paramilitary forces.

Tear gas was then thrown at the farmers to disperse the crowd. Similarly, the police arrested farmers in a nearby Cannery in Punjab. Subhakaran, a 21-year-old farmer from Punjab, was allegedly shot in the head and died during the meeting. The police denied this and said that 10 policemen were injured when the farmers sprayed chili powder. While 2 farmers had already died due to heart attack during the Delhi Salo protest, the toll has risen to 3 due to the death of one more farmer during the police encounter.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwantsingh Mann expressed grief over the situation. death of Punjab farmer Subhakaran. After this, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwantsingh Mann announced that the farmer’s family will receive a compensation of Rs 1 crore and Subkaran Singh’s brother will be given a government job. Bhagwant Mann also said that legal action will be taken against those responsible for Subkaran’s death and the Punjab government will support the protesting farmers. He threatened to impose President’s rule in Punjab because he supported the farmers

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