Friday, June 2, 2023

    Punjab Kisan Andolan: Farmers disrupt railways in Punjab, train services are disrupted

    Ferozepur, Movement against agricultural law Demanding complete debt forgiveness and compensation for those killed during the lockdown, farmers blocked railways at various places for a second day on Tuesday, affecting the movement of 156 trains in the state. Firozpur Division “64 trains have been canceled, 47 have been stopped before the scheduled destination and 25 have been operated for short distances,” K Rail officials said. Under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangram Samiti, the farmers on Monday started agitation demanding waiver of farmers’ loans as well as compensation to the families of those killed in the year-long anti-agriculture law movement and filing criminal cases against them. Done.

    The protesting farmers are also demanding compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for the crop, release of arrears of sugarcane crop and termination of contract system. Farmers leader Satnam Singh Pannu said they would not lift the dharna until their demands were met.

    Picketing in three more places from today
    “During a meeting on September 26, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channy assured us, but the state government later backed down,” he said. In addition to the four places where farmers are currently sitting in dharna, we will start dharna in three more places in Punjab from tomorrow (Wednesday).

    Farmers are currently protesting on the railways at various places in Ferozepur, Taran Taran, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur. One farmer said, ‘We have blocked the Devidaspura track. We want both the Punjab government and the Center to meet our demands. We are protesting here in bad weather, they should see some concern.

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