Farm associations have called for a four-hour ‘Rail Roko’ protest across the country today, as they continue to raise voices against three agricultural laws passed by the Centre in September 2020. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of 40 farm unions, has called for a peaceful protest between 12 noon and 4 pm, demanding to get support for the plan from across the country.In Haryana, the train stations at Sonipat, Ambala and Jind were completely barred. Protesters, many of them women, squatted on the railway Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Panchkula and Fatehabad (Bhattu Kalan) districts.
In Punjab, protesters sat on railwaytracks at many places on the Delhi-Ludhiana-Amritsar railway route.Farmers also barred the Jalandhar Cantt-Jammu railway track in Jalandhar and Mohali district.
Meanwhile, the Railways have allotted security to curb any violent incident. Additional forces have been provided across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has extended 20 additional companies across the four states.
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2021
Haryana: Farmers have blocked the Ambala railway tracks during their Rail Roko Movement.
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