The dispute between MLA Devendra Babli and the farmers continued even after the MLA expressed his grief but on Monday evening after the government accepted the demand of the farmers, the farmers leaders announced to end the dharna. Peasant leaders had staged a dharna demanding the release of a farmer, Makhan Singh.
Till yesterday only two farmers leaders Ravi Azad and Vikas Sisar were demanding release but both were released from Hisar Jail late on Sunday night. However, the two are still on trial and were released only after their bail pleas were granted. As soon as they got out of jail, the two farmer leaders joined the farmers’ protest at the Sadar Police Station in Tohana. Police stations across the state were to be cordoned off today for the release of the two farmers leaders but after their release this morning farmer leader Rakesh Tikait and other farmer leaders made it clear that the police station siege program in the state would no longer be just Tohana. The dharna will continue till the lawsuits are dismissed and the third farmer is also released.
Outside the police station, a large number of farmers gathered to discuss the agreement between the administrative officials and the farmers’ leaders. Finally, farmer leader Yogendra Yadav and other leaders came on stage and told the farmers present that the government had accepted their demands and started the process of releasing the arrested third farmer comrade. Besides, the lawsuits filed against the three farmers would also be dismissed by the government.