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Chief of Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal, his wife former Union Minister Harsimrat Badal and other 15 leaders of the Akali Dal were arrested on 17/9/21 amid farm laws protest, Delhi.
The Akali staged a huge protest in Delhi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central government to mark one year of the controversial farm laws, which came into effect on 17/9/20.
Agitators began their protest from Rakab Ganj Sahib Gurudwara and marched towards the Sansad Bhawan in Delhi. On the way, they clashed with the Delhi Police, who had heavily barricaded the areas near Parliament building.
The Delhi Police amid this protest arrested SAD’s top leaders present at the scene. According to the Delhi Police, detained leaders were taken to Sansad Marg Police Station.
Led by Sukhbir Badal and Harsimrat Badal, the protest included farmers from Punjab along with SAD leaders. They raised slogans against PM Modi, Central government and the three farm laws.
“Strongly condemn Delhi police for sealing entry points to national capital & detaining Akali Dal workers reaching Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib. Receiving phone calls & videos telling how Police trying to foil protest march to Parl against 3 Farm Laws. It's an undeclared EMERGENCY!” wrote Harsimrat Badal on Twitter, a few hours before her arrest.