HARYANA: A video of Haryana Police lathi-charging migrant workers in Yamunanagar is facing sharp criticism and has surfaced on social media.
It was shared by Congress leader Randeep Surjewala and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who criticised state government over the incident.
“The BJP had come to the power by promising air travel to these people who wear ‘chappal’!” commented Surjewala, apparently mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
कितना जुल्म ढायेगी “हे सरकार”! यमुनानगर, हरियाणा में प्रवासी मज़दूरों को दोड़ा-दोड़ा कर पीटती खट्टर सरकार! इन्ही हवाई चप्पल वालों को जहाज़ में बिठाने का वादा कर सत्ता में आई थी ना भाजपा? pic.twitter.com/1P4VgrAVdw— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 17, 2020
Police used “mild force” to send migrants back to shelters after they pelted stones, Yamunanagar SP was quoted as saying by an news daily.