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Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association resolves to abstain from work tomorrow to protest death of young farmer

A statement by the bar association’s EC said the association has consistently shown support for the farmers’ union.

“Following the regrettable and condemnable incident yesterday, in which a young farmer tragically lost his life due to police excesses, the Executive Committee has resolved to abstain from work on 23/02/2024,” it said.

Meanwhile, the office of Haryana Advocate General Baldev Raj Mahajan has opposed the move and has asked all law officers of Haryana to appear in court tomorrow.

The farmer, Shubhkaran Singh from Bathinda in Punjab, was killed on Wednesday in clashes between security personnel and the farmers at the Khanauri border. 

The farmers are protesting raising various demands including the enactment of a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

As part of the agitation, the farmers had decided to march to Delhi. In response, orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) were imposed in various parts of Haryana to restrict the movement of protesting farmers and blocking roads leading to Delhi.

Reportedly, the farmers’ group All-India Kisan Sabha alleged that Shubhkaran Singh died during the police action, a claim denied by the Haryana police.

Source: Barandbench

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