Latifpura stir: One other protester held
Jalandhar, February 19
After the arrest of key Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha (LWM) and Pendu Mazdoor Union (PMU) activist Kashmir Singh Ghushore on February 15, one other activist Mohinder Singh Bajwa was arrested by the police at this time. He was arrested this morning when he was on a starvation strike in search of rehabilitation of Latifpura’s displaced households.
The Guru Tegh Bahadur to Mannequin City Highway was blocked by displaced households following Bajwa’s arrest. The dharna was lifted late within the night after ACP (Central) Nirmal Singh and ACP (Command Centre) Prem Kumar assured activists of a gathering with the Commissioner of Police tomorrow.
Each Ghugshore and Bajwa have been arrested for older instances of earlier protests. Bajwa has been arrested for blocking freeway throughout a protest at Dhannowali village on the Jalandhar-Phagwara freeway held by the LWM on January 16. However, Ghugshore was arrested in a 2022 case, relating to a Kartarpur protest in violation of Covid norms.
Lakhvir Singh Shaunti, Kisan Union, Amritsar, stated, “That is an try to snub the morcha. We are going to intensify agitation if the activists usually are not launched.”
DCP (Metropolis) Jagmohan Singh stated, “Varied individuals had been booked for blocking site visitors throughout Dhannowali protest.”