Senior Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s women-centred “Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon (I am a lady and might battle)” marketing campaign in Uttar Pradesh confronted a problem in a state ruled by her personal occasion on Wednesday. At Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s rally in Sangrur, the police have been seen gagging, dragging, and loading ladies and men into jeeps. The crackdown was on certified lecturers, who, unable to seek out jobs, had gathered on the spot to protest.
Disturbing visuals from the spot confirmed the police making an attempt to carry again slogan-shouting lecturers. As slogans denouncing the Chief Minister and the Punjab authorities rang out, the police have been seen gagging the protesters, stuffing fabric of their mouths.
One officer was seen dragging a girl protester by her garments as she wriggled, all of the whereas shouting slogans towards the Congress authorities. The girl was then noticed inside a police bus with a number of different protesters. Unrelenting, she continued shouting slogans as a policewoman tried to tug her again inside and shut the window. The bus then drove away.
#WATCH | Punjab Police detained unemployed BEd TET (instructor eligibility check) certified lecturers who protested in CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s rally in Sangrur earlier at present pic.twitter.com/vFc0g59iGl
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2021
Males protesting on the rally have been heckled by supporters of the Chief Minister. In some circumstances, there have been bodily assaults.
A person was seen catching a protester in a chokehold, making an attempt to cowl his mouth to cease him from booing the federal government. Others helped the police gag the protesters and herd them right into a ready truck.
In one of many clips, three cops have been seen making an attempt to pin a person all the way down to the bottom and kneeling on his chest earlier than hauling him away. The footage, ultimately, exhibits Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on the stage prepared for his handle.
The police motion on lecturers drew criticism from the BJP. Social media was flooded with messages, a few of them even focusing on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her women-centric marketing campaign.
This isn’t the primary time Punjab’s police efforts to protect Mr Channi from protesters have come underneath criticism.
In a weird diktat earlier this month, the Punjab police had requested its officers to play hymns and non secular songs on loudspeakers to drown the voice of protesters at features attended by the Chief Minister. Huge criticism over this directive prompted authorities to withdraw it, citing “clerical mistake”.
Arvind Kejriwal, in search of to achieve a foothold within the state within the upcoming Meeting elections, travelled to Mohali final month to achieve out to the unemployed lecturers. Mr Kejriwal gave eight ensures to lecturers and promised sweeping reforms within the state’s training sector if voted to energy.