Kisan Mahapanchayat in Karnal Today Live Coverage: The Haryana government has promised to launch an inquiry into the August 28 lathicharge incident in Karnal that had prompted farmers to gherao Karnal’s mini secretariat earlier this week. Following the assurance, the farmers called off their protest on Saturday. The inquiry will be conducted by a retired session judge, who will look into former SDM Ayush Sinha’s role in the incident.
Earlier, a meeting between Haryana government officers and farmer leaders held Friday had ended on a “positive note”. The next round of talks took place this morning.
This was the third time talks took place between farmer leaders and government officers. From the government side, Additional Chief Secretary Devender Singh and local administrative officers participated in the meeting while BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni and other farmer leaders were there to put forth the views of the protesters.
Mobile internet and SMS services were restored across Karnal on Friday even though the farmers continued to gherao the mini-secretariat there. “As of now, there is no plan to suspend the services again,” Assistant District PRO Raghubir Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.