Mansa: Farmers, cops come nose to nose over reopening of cattle market
Mansa, September 23
Excessive drama was witnessed as farmers and merchants got here nose to nose at Jwaharke village with police personnel and officers on the reopening of the cattle market.
A heavy police drive was pressed into service which dispersed farmers and merchants from the spot.
Regardless of Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ahmad Parray’s orders prohibiting reopening of the cattle markets within the wake of the lumpy pores and skin illness (LSD), the markets had been reopened at Maur and Jwaharke previously eight days.
Parray, who additionally holds the extra cost of Mansa district, stated, “Regardless of giving directions that the LSD circumstances had been nonetheless surfacing, farmers and different stakeholders reopened the cattle markets in Mansa and Bathinda. Right this moment, we deployed cops and the SDM in Mansa. Excessive drama was witnessed as farmers confirmed reluctance, however the police personnel ensured that they don’t reopen the cattle market.”
A pacesetter of the Punjab Kisan Union stated, “We additionally blocked a highway to specific resentment, however officers didn’t enable us open the market. We had been outnumbered, thus the police managed to disperse us. We are going to open the cattle market subsequent week.”