Will Bring Law for Recovery of Damages from Protesters: Haryana CM

Haryana CM Khattar met Home Minister Amit Shah  on Saturday and discussed the ongoing farmers’ protests. 

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Home Minister Amit Shah and Haryana CM ML Khattar. 
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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday, 13 February, with the farmers' protest coming up for discussion, and the former said after the meeting that they will be bringing a law for recovery of damages to public property from protesters.

"We discussed the farmers' protest among other issues. We will be bringing a law for recovery of damages to public property from protesters," CM Khattar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on his meeting with Shah.

Such a law might be brought in by the government in the upcoming session of the state Assembly, NDTV reporting, citing Khattar.

The Haryana CM's remarks come as the farmers' protests against the three contentious laws continue on the borders of Delhi-NCR.

The farmers have demanded a repeal of the laws and a legal guarantee for MSP, while the Centre has only offered amendments to the legislations. Several rounds of talks have been held between the farmer unions and the Centre’s representatives, but the impasse remains.

On 26 January, violence erupted in several parts of Delhi during the farmers' Republic Day tractor rally.

"If through a positive dialogue, any amendment in these laws is required, then the government will always be ready for it," Khattar was further quoted as saying on Saturday.

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