Protesting Farmers Call Nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ On March 10

New Delhi: Farmers are set to resume their agitation next week, and have called a nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ on March 10.

Next Sunday’s protest will be from 12 noon to 4 pm, farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal announced.

The protesting farmers, who have been camping at border points between Punjab and Haryana, will begin marching towards Delhi on March 6 in a “peaceful manner,” the leaders said.

Pandher and Dallewal, who were speaking in Punjab’s Balloh village, the native place of a farmer who died recently during clashes, said that their agitation will be intensified at the existing protest points till the Central government meets their demands.

“The farmers from far away states, who cannot reach on tractor trolleys, should head to Delhi by trains and by other means of transport. It will also become clear whether the government allows those farmers who go without tractor trolleys to enter… At Shambhu and Khanauri, the agitation will continue like before and will be further intensified. Our agitation will continue till the demands are met,” PTI quoted Pandher as saying.

He said that the Centre is using “all tactics” to stop their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, and urged all panchayats in Punjab to pass a resolution in support of farmers’ demands.

“The Centre is trying to build a perception that the current agitation is limited to Punjab and the fight is led by only two forums. But we want to make it clear that more than 200 outfits in the country are part of the two forums… The perception being created that the agitation may die down when Model Code of Conduct for the polls come into force is not correct. We may have to fight today, tomorrow, but we will continue to fight for our rights,” the farmer leader said.

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