(Last Updated On: July 23, 2021)

A senior video writer of a main media channel was supposedly assaulted during the protest coordinated by farmers against the three farm laws in Delhi.

Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi Thursday apologized for her “Hooligans not farmers” comments, saying that her assertion on the supposed assault on a media individual during the “Farmers’ Parliament” at Jantar Mantar was “‘confounded”.

A senior video writer of a main media channel was supposedly assaulted during the dissent coordinated by farmers against the three homestead laws at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

“During a public interview today, my remark was looked for on the Red Fort brutality on January 26 and the assault on a media individual (at Farmers’ Parliament). Accordingly, I said just convicts, not farmers can enjoy such exercises,” the recently drafted Union Minister of State for External Affairs said Thursday.

“My words have been twisted, assuming it has harmed ranchers or any other individual, I am sorry and reclaim my words,” the clergyman told news offices.

“A few group were making recordings and obnoxiously manhandling media. After a battle, a man hit me on the head with a light stand. He hit me threefold with the light stand. The man had an ID or some likeness thereof that said Kisan Media. I don’t know whether he was a farmer however it seemed he was thoughtful towards the reason for the farmers,” the video columnist, who was supposedly assaulted at the dissent site, told the news organization.

At the public interview, Ms Lekhi said: “They are not ranchers, they are criminals… These are criminal demonstrations. What occurred on January 26 was additionally disgraceful lawbreakers exercises. Resistance advanced such exercises.”

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) pioneer Rakesh Tikait took cognisance of the remark and said that farmers are “annadatas” (suppliers of food) and not “hoodlums”.

“Crooks are the individuals who have nothing. It isn’t right to offer such comments for farmers. We are farmers, not law breakers.  Farmers are ‘anndatas’ of the land,” Mr Tikait said.

“Such a comment is an affront to 80 crore ranchers of India. In the event that we are hoodlums, Meenakshi Lekhi ji should quit eating food developed by us. She ought to be embarrassed about herself. We have passed a goal in ‘Farmers’ Parliament censuring her assertion,” another farmer chief Shiv Kumar Kakka said.

Mr Kakka likewise said that move ought to be made against the individual who had supposedly assaulted the writer. “Regardless of which association the assailant has a place with – be it from the police or the public authority – we ought to guarantee that move is made and such episodes don’t occur once more.”

Farmers, protest at Delhi’s boundaries, have been allowed to hold a ‘farmers Parliament’ from Thursday at Jantar Mantar predetermined number of participants not surpassing 200 people for Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and six people for Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) from 11 am to 5 pm day by day.

farmers have been fighting at the various lines of the public capital since November 26 last year against three homestead laws. Up until this point, a few rounds of talks, held between the Center and rancher pioneers to break the stop between the two gatherings, have neglected to yield any outcome.

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