Farmers file defamation cases against 4 BJP leaders including Dy.CM Gujarat for controversial remarks over farmers fight against 3-Farm Laws
Ferozepur, March 2, 2021: Local farmers have filed defamation cases in the court of law at Ferozepur and Zira, against four BJP leaders including Dy.CM Gujarat for their alleged controversial remarks against the on-going farmers’ fight against the repealing of 3-Farm Laws, through his Advocate Rajnessh Dahiya.
Earlier, a legal notice was sent on January 20, for using controversial words like Khalistani, hypocrite, pro-China – seeking an unconditional apology to be public or face the music of law.
The lawsuits have been filed by local farmers against Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, MP Ravi Kishan and National Secretary Ram Mahadev. Katora resident Balraj Singh filed defamation suits against MP Ravi Kishan, Jagjit Singh of Bodanwali filed a defamation suit against Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Sarabjit Singh of Aashiak filed a defamation suit against National Secretary Ram Mahadev and Mangal Singh filed a defamation suit against Cabinet Minister Giriraj Singh.
Advocate Dhaiya said, the notices have been sent by farmers Jagjit Singh of Boranwali to Dy.CM Gujrat Nitin Patel for the statement of December 18, by Sarabjit Singh of Asheake to BJP National Secretary Ram Mahadev on December 30, through Tweet, by Balraj Singh of Katora to MP-Actor Ravi Kishan in Tweet on December 24 and Mangal Singh of Gurditi Wala to Union Cabinet Minister Giriraj Singh through Tweet on December 12, for the alleged defamatory and derogatory statements like pro-China, hypocrites, Khalistani, made by these leaders, Unconditional apology has been demanded making it clear that failure to accept will result in criminal proceedings in Ferozepur courts of law.
He said, the reply to the legal notice sent by Dy.CM Nitin Patel through his lawyer was only for food. It is to be noted that for a long time now the farmers’ organizations have been fighting against the new black laws of agriculture and irritated by these struggles, BJP ministers and leaders have taken to social media platforms to defame the struggling farmers and controversial terms are being used.
He said, criminal defamation suits have been filed in the courts against the defamation of the struggling farmers and tarnishing their image through controversial words. Judge Harmilanjot Kaur of Ferozepur has directed the plaintiff to testify on April 7 and Judge Simardip Singh Sohi of Zira has directed the plaintiff to testify on May 21.