A heyday after a farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day that evaporated into violence and anarchy after protesters pushed their move into Delhi, the farmer lead who slammed down the first barricade has disclaimed any role in the Red Fort breach.
Satnam Singh Pannu accused the ruling BJP of raising the Red Fort violence to slander the farmer’s remonstrances.
Along with the members of his Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, a smaller crowd taking part in the last two-month protests against the farm-laws held responsible to break the first barricade at Delhi’s perimeters, near “Muqarba Chowk”.
The intended tractor rally, authorized after the Republic Day parade in the capital, dropped into turmoil after the fiery farm producers burst through police barricades before the agreed time and altered the route.
After reaching the middle of Delhi and conflict with the police, the farm law protestors drove their tractors into the exemplary Red Fort, outfitted with sticks and flags.
A sacred flag called “Nishan Sahib” was held up by them, who were chasing and attacking police in broadcasts.
Mr. Pannu announced the change of direction was not unannounced.
“We had announced at the origin that we would take the Outer Ring Road. Even the group leading the farmer protests called Sanyukt Kisan Morcha had also stated, but it withdrew afterward. We breached barricades only when the police hindered us,” he answered.
“We kept narrating to the police that we will composedly pass on the Outer Ring Road.”
Mr. Pannu declared his group had nothing to do with the Red Fort clash later.
He mentioned Deep Sidhu, a Punjabi artist and activist of initiating the disputes and raising a religious flag of Sikhs.