Haryana Government on Wednesday constituted a state-level committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Rajeev Arora to hold talks with Sanyukt Kisan Morcha to get the road blockade removed on the Kundli-Singhu border near Sonipat district on national highway no-44.
The decision was taken during a high-level meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here. The meeting was attended by Home Minister Anil Vij, DGP PK Agarwal, ACS Home Rajeev Arora among other senior officers.
The meeting was held in view of directions of the Supreme Court which had asked the Sonipat District Administration to provide a way to common people in public interest on the Kundli-Singhu border near Sonipat on national highway no-44 where the farmers are protesting against the three central farm laws.
The Kundli-Singhu border between Delhi and Sonipat district in Haryana has been blocked due to farmers’ protest for more than nine months now. After the meeting, Home Minister Anil Vij while talking to the mediapersons said that a state-level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of ACS Home, Rajeev Arora to hold talks with SKM. DGP, ADGP (Law and Order), and many other officers will also be included, he said.
The committee is constituted to comply with the orders of the Supreme Court and to ensure a passage on the Delhi border for common man, he said.
The Home Minister said that this committee will hold talks with the SKM regarding opening the way on the Delhi border which is blocked due to farmers’ protest. The SKM will be apprised about Supreme Court directions and about the inconvenience faced by people traveling to and from Delhi, he added.
When asked whether the protesting farmers will be asked to shift to one side of the road or clear the entire road, Vij said that the decision will be taken after holding talks with the farmers’ leaders.
Responding to a question regarding a notice being issued by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to Haryana and other neighboring Governments acting on complaints regarding farmers’ protest, Vij said that there was no discussion in this meeting regarding the notice of the NHRC.
The NHRC had issued notices to the Centre and State Governments of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, saying it has received complaints that the ongoing farmers’ protests have adversely impacted micro, medium and large industrial units and that Covid-19 safety norms have been breached at the agitation sites. The Chief Secretaries of the states were asked to submit an action taken report in this regard.
Notably, Sonipat District Administration had a day before also held talks with protesting farmers to give way to the common man and shift their protest to one side of the road.