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10 Sep 2020 | 11:09 AM UTC

India: Farmers block national highway in Kurukshetra (Haryana state) September 10

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Farmers union organizes protest, blocks national highway in Kurukshetra (Haryana state) on September 10; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Kurukshetra

Event

Farmers representing the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Thursday, September 10, blocked the National Highway 44 at Pipli in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana state to protest recently enacted legislation which farmers say infringes on their businesses. Scuffles between the group and police occurred when the farmers refused to disperse. Police led a baton charge to forcibly remove the protesters from the highway. Dozens of arrests were made during the demonstration. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near all protest sites. 

Advice

Individuals in India are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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