Haryana

Khaps, farmers join stir against Agnipath scheme in Rohtak

Rohtak, June 18
The movement against ‘Agnipath’ scheme got a shot in the arm as farmers’ organisations and khap panchayats joined the stir at Rohtak today. Farm activists led by BKU (Charuni) leader Gurnam Singh Charuni held a day-long fast-cum-protest demonstration in front of the Haryana BJP headquarters located in Rohtak amidst heavy deployment of police personnel on Friday. A number of students and youths reached the BJP headquarters in open Jeeps and tractor-trailers bearing national flags, raising slogans against the BJP government and Agnipath scheme. Terming the Agnipath scheme as anti-national and a threat to the country’s security, Charuni demanded its immediate withdrawal. He said they would continue the protests like the farmers’ stir until the move is withdrawn. Groups of youths staged a protest demonstration near Rajiv Gandhi stadium and blocked Rohtak-Delhi road near Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) gate.