Delhi: The Congress party has sought Home MInister Amit Shah's intervention to know the whereabouts of the missing persons since tractor rally taken out in Delhi on Republic Day.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Sunday claimed that more than 100 persons are reportedly missing since the day.
Punjab ministers led by Sukhjinder Randhawa and Member of Parliament Manish Tewari on Monday met Home Minister Amit Shah here to seek his intervention to known about their whereabouts.
Met @AmitShah after budget with Ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukh Sarkaria & Raj Kumar Chabhewal.We requested him that list of detained & arrested in Farm Protests should be made public to enable them to take legal recourse.Delhi Police has /is putting up list on their website— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) February 1, 2021
"A committee has been constituted which includes Prem Singh Bhangu, Rajinder Singh Deep Singh Wala, Avtar Singh, Kiranjit Singh Sekhon and Baljit Singh," the leaders of the conglomeration of more than 40 farmers' unions said at a press conference on Sunday at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border.
"We are now trying to compile information about these missing persons, after which the issue will be taken with authorities," the farmers' body said while expressing deep concern over the issue.
The Morcha has also issued a number to gather information on the whereabouts of the missing persons, on which the caller can register the full name, address, phone number and any other contact number and since when the person is missing.
The Morcha also expressed deep outrage against the arrest of freelance journalist Mandeep Punia, detention and subsequent release of another scribbler as well as the "government's attack on farmers' agitation by suspending Internet services at various protest sites".
"The Modi government does not want the real facts to reach the farmers and the general public, nor their peaceful conduct reaches the world. The government wants to spread its lies about the farmers," the front leaders remarked.
They also questioned the siege of protest sites to prevent or dissuade the common people and media from reaching the Singhu border and other dharna sites.
"Despite several attempts to instigate violence by the police and the government, farmers are still debating three agricultural laws and MSPs. We want to make it clear to all aware citizens that our Delhi front is safe and peaceful," they further added.