Rail Roko: Farmers Squat On Tracks, Train Services Stopped In Haryana & Punjab


New Delhi: Farmers on Thursday gathered near rail tracks in parts of Punjab, Haryana Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka for the ‘rail roko’ protest. The agitation, which started at noon, will continue till 4 pm and will be peaceful, the farmers said, NDTV reported.

While train services have been stopped in several areas as a precautionary measure, the railway and state police have been deployed in Punjab and Haryana as a security measure.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an aggregate of farmer unions had announced the nationwide rail blockade last week to press for its demand to repeal the farm laws.

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