Farmer protests: Rail Roka movement highlights today
On the one hand, while the Indian Farmers Union has appealed that the movement be kept peaceful, there are police alerts in many states of the country.
Today farmers are organizing a rail roko movement against agricultural laws. Farmers have sat on the tracks in the four-hour-long agitation in Sonipat, Ambala and Jind in Haryana. Women have also been included in this. The Geeta Jayanti Express train has also been stopped at Kurukshetra.
Security has been increased throughout the country in the wake of the movement. Railways have deployed 20 additional companies of Railway Protection Forces focusing on Punjab, Haryana, UP, West Bengal. On the one hand, while the Indian Farmers Union has appealed that the movement be kept peaceful, there are police alerts in many states of the country. A large number of police personnel have been deployed outside the stations in several sensitive districts.
Rail Roka protests across the country, not limited to Punjab, Haryana: Farmer leader
Protesters on the Singhu border claimed as rail tracks were disrupted at small and big stations across the country on Thursday. Is not limited to. Leader of Revolutionary Farmers Union Bhajan Singh said that the government has been consistently saying that farmers of only two states Punjab and Haryana are opposing the new agricultural laws, but the rail roko demonstration has proved the government wrong.
No unpleasant incidents occurred during R stop 'demonstration': Railways
Said that no untoward incident occurred during the 'Rail Stop' demonstration, with negligible or minor impact on the operation of trains across the country. During the 'stop rail' demonstration, the movement of trains was normal in all regions of the country, with most of the zones receiving no information about the stoppage of trains by the protesters.
Food and drink arrangements for farmers
Jalebi and tea-pakoras have been served to farmers sitting on railway tracks in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana. Food and drink arrangements have been made for the farmers sitting on the railway track in the village Patuwas. Jalebi, tea and pakoras are being made at the picket site.Khoye ki barfi is also sourced from the market. Policemen and other government people present at the protest site were also fed.
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Police appeals to BKU members to end their agitation pic.twitter.com/wiBvvxbuRK