Farmers’ ‘Rail Roko’ Protest: Trains Stopped As Farmers Stage Protests At Stations, On Railway Tracks

3 years ago
Farmers protesting against the Centre's new farm laws have 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 have said. Train services have been stopped in several areas as part of precautionary measure. Security has been tightened in Punjab and Haryana, with the deployment of the government railway police & the state police. Ghaziabad near Delhi, where protesting farmers have been blocking the highway since November, has also been put under a security blanket. In Haryana, the train stations at Sonipat, Ambala and Jind were completely blocked. Protesters, many of them women, squatted on the railway Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Panchkula & Fatehabad (Bhattu Kalan) districts. Patna Junction in Bihar was also blocked. Farmers staged protest at Rangapani railway station in Darjeeling district. In Haryana’s Palwal, farmers protested in large numbers. Visuals of protests have also come in from Bathinda, Punjab.