The Fact News Service
Gurdaspur, May 18
A video of a woman farmer being slapped by a police officer in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district has gone viral on social media, sparking allegations of police resorting to force while dealing with farmers protesting against the acquisition of land for the Bharatmala project before being paid compensation.
According to Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee president Sarwan Singh Pandher, the woman was slapped when farmers were protesting against land acquisition on the Delhi-Katra National Highway on Thursday. There was heavy police deployment at Bhambri village in Gurdaspur district.
Pandher alleged that the police were resorting to force against the farmers and even the turban of a farmer was removed. “Women were also subjected to verbal abuse. Several farmers were also arrested,” Pandher added.