Punjab Youth Congress workers set tractor ablaze at India Gate to protest farm bills

New Delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday morning set ablaze a tractor as a mark of protest against the recent farmer reform bills. Five people have been detained by the police in this connection so far and a vehicle taken into custody, according to police. The incident took place around 0715 hrs when around 15 to 20 persons brought a tractor in a tempo truck, off loaded it near Man Singh road crossing on Rajpath and set it on fire.

They claimed themselves to be Punjab Youth Congress members , the police added. Appropriate legal action has been taken and affiliation of the five persons detained is being verified, the police said further. The protest comes on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

In photographs posted on the official Twitter handle of Punjab Youth Congress, the workers were seen gathered around a burning tractor which they had dropped from a truck , while they raised slogans criticizing the government. An effigy was also hung along a lamp post which had posters of slogans on it.

‘Our country thrives on the blood and sweat of our farmers. From fighting the British to feeding the entire nation, our farmers are the nation’s backbone.On #BhagatSingh’s birth anniversary Youth Congress set ablaze a tractor in protest against the govt’s anti farmer bills,’ Indian Youth Congress(IYC) tweeted.

If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud: Bhagat Singh. In honour of the memory of Shaheed #BhagatSingh, @IYCPunjab protested against the BJP govt’s apathetic treatment of farmers by lighting a tractor at India Gate.Wake the sleeping govt.Inquilab Zindabad,’ another tweet by the Youth Congress said.


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