Farmers protest: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Manjinder Singh Sirsa has been allegedly arrested by Uttar Pradesh police in Bilaspur, Pilibhit, on Thursday.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa took to Twitter and wrote: “Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested me at Bilaspur, Pilibhit. My offence – I have been raising voice for Farmers rights and even Supreme Court also recognises the farmers’ right to protest. Is that a criminal offence; I want to ask UP police.”
In another tweet, he had written: “I been arrested by DSP CO city’s first Bareilly Uttar Pradesh & for what offence I DONT KNOW.”
Earlier in the day, he had expressed solidarity with the farmers of Uttar Pradesh. “Farmers are being sent notices for no reason at all. We stand in solidarity with the farmers of Uttar Pradesh and will ensure that UP Police shouldn’t curb their right to protest,” he said.
He had said, “Humbled to be at Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Bareilly and interact with the Sangat of the region. Everyone is worried about the farmers who are being harassed by the Uttar Pradesh police.”
The farmers’ have been protesting at Delhi borders against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
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