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Farmers hold ‘Rail Roko’ protest in Amritsar

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NEW DELHI: Farmers organisations on Sunday held a ‘

Rail Roko

‘ protest in Amritsar. Video from the protest site showed farmers sitting on rail tracks with flags. The protest coincides with the farmers’ ‘

Delhi Chalo

‘ march.
Pandher

, the general secretary of the

Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee

, shared the details of the agitation, stating, “As part of the continuous agitation that began on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 13, we have called for a ‘Rail Roko’ across the country today.”
Earlier on Sunday while speaking to reporters Pandher shared the details of the protest saying, “We urge all farmers, labourers and common people across the country to support us in the ‘Rail Roko’ today in large numbers.

We also urge those, who are scheduled to travel on trains between 12 noon and 4 pm today, to push back their journey by a few hours today. Train passengers might face some inconvenience today. However, this is only a partial ‘Rail Roko.’
During the last round of talks with the farmers’ delegation, which ended past midnight on February 18, the panel of three Union ministers made an offer to buy five crops–moong dal, urad dal, tur dal, maize, and cotton–from farmers at MSP for five years through central agencies.

(With inputs from agencies)

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