Sonepat (Haryana), April 23
Haryana BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni has stated there should be no compulsion on the protesting farmers to get themselves tested or vaccinated and if well being staff tried to pressure them, they won’t permit them to enter.
A couple of days in the past, Haryana’s Home and Health Minister Anil Vij had stated that the farmers sitting at Haryana’s borders with Delhi will be tested and vaccinated.
Sonepat, together with Gurugram and Faridabad, is amongst Haryana districts that are witnessing a surge in coronavirus instances.
“If they try to force us, then we will not even allow them to enter (the protest site),” stated Chaduni, including that testing or vaccination should be left to farmers’ selection.
Numerous farmers have been sitting in protest towards the Centre’s three new agri legal guidelines for months at Haryana’s borders with Delhi at Singhu and Tikri.
Sonepat Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jashandeep Randhawa advised reporters right here that greater than 1,100 farmers have been vaccinated to date.
If want be, cell groups of the well being division will be pressed into service and farmers will be inspired for vaccination, he stated.
Speaking to reporters right here on Thursday, Chaduni stated a farmer will get tested for COVID-19 provided that he feels sick.
He additionally stated that any farmer who’s keen to get vaccinated might achieve this, nevertheless it should not be made obligatory.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader was talking after the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of farm unions that’s spearheading the agitation, met officers of the Haryana authorities on Thursday night.
Chaduni, who’s a key member of the SKM, additional claimed that for 5 months, not even one farmer has died due to coronavirus at protest websites.
Meanwhile, one other senior SKM leader Darshan Pal, whereas interacting with reporters on Thursday, stated any farmer who has signs, will get tested for COVID-19.
He stated that taking a jab should be the discretion of farmers.
Pal additionally stated that farmers who’re sitting at protest websites are sustaining social distancing norms and following different protocols.
“People here are sitting in open air, this is not a slum, neither a bazaar, nor Kumbh Mela, nor an election rally. People are sitting maintaining social distance,” he stated.
Pal additionally stated that if anybody has signs, he’ll go house and get remedy.
He additionally added many farmers have died through the protest to date due to varied causes, however autopsy report of not one of the deceased confirmed anybody died due to the an infection. PTI