Karnal standoff: Farmers likely to end protest today after 'positive talks'
New Delhi : A meeting between Haryana administration and protesting farmers ended on a positive note, hinting that the impasse at Karnal may end today. The next round of talks will be done on Saturday.
This was the third time when a meeting was held between the administration and the farmers.
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.
The farmers have been demanding the suspension of SDM Ayush Sinha over his orders to break the heads of farmers protesting in Karnal. They are also demanding compensation for the family of a farmer who had sustained injuries in the lathicharge and later died of a heart attack.
It is expected that the matter will be resolved after the meeting on Saturday.
In another part of the state, farmer Jogender Chokkar, climbed atop a 40-ft electricity tower in Samalkha town of Panipat district Friday, demanding SDM Sinha’s suspension. After a lot of persuasion by BKU leaders and officials, he was brought down.