No response to free-toll call in Karnal

Police force deployed at Bastara toll plaza during the BKU proteste against the Agnipath scheme, Karnal on Monday Tribune photo Sayeed Ahmed
Kaithal/Karnal, June 21
On the call of Bharat bandh by various organisations against the Agnipath scheme launched by the Union Government, a number of youths along with farmers protested in Kaithal and blocked the road near Hanuman Vatika. They raised slogans against the government and demanded withdrawal of this scheme. “We demand the withdrawal of this scheme as it is not good for youths. It will increase unemployment,” said a protesting youth. In Karnal, farmers had given a call for making passage through the Bastara toll plaza free for commuters. A small number of farmers reached there and staged dharna at the toll plaza, but heavy police force did not allow them to make passage through toll plaza free for commuters.