SEVERAL HUNDRED farmers clashed with the police in Hisar where Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated a 500-bed hospital for Covid-19 patients around noon on Sunday. Over 20 police personnel had to be taken to hospital for treatment, and as many as 70 farmers received injuries.
A similar clash had happened on January 10 this year in Kaimla village in Karnal when farmers had stormed the helipad where Khattar was to land. Then too, several on both sides met with injuries.
On Sunday, as the Chief Minister landed around 10 am in Hisar, farmers who have been sitting for months in protest against the three farm laws at a toll plaza in Mayyar, started marching towards the open ground venue at OP Jindal