100 farmers have been charged by the Haryana Police with sedition after they allegedly attacked and damaged the official vechicle of Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa during a protest.
They were protesting against the members of the state’s rulling BJP- Jannayak Janata Party alliance and the controversial farm laws.
The incident took place in Sirsa district in Haryana on July 12. The FIR was filed in the same day.
The FIR also charges farmers with ‘attempt to murder’, apart from sedition.
Harcharan Singh and Prahlad Singh are the two leaders of the farmer’s movement. They were among those named in the FIR.
“False, frivolous and cooked up” called by one of the protesting groups Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) while slaming the charges.
News of the sedition charges comes hours after the Supreme Court described the law “colonial”, and asked the government if it is “still necessary after 75 years of Independence”.