Farm Bills: ‘Rail Roko’ Agitation in Punjab Extended Till 29 Sept
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The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has announced that it is extending its 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab against the three farm Bills till 29 September, reported PTI. The agitation began on Thursday and led to the disruption of train services.
Days after Parliament passed the contentious farm bills, a nationwide protest took place on Friday, 25 September, with over two dozen farmer organisations having announced their support to the call for the bandh.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, the Left, AAP and Samajwadi Party, have also extended support to the farmers in their protests.
Nationwide Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates
- The agitation against farm Bills, which has been going on for the last couple of days, has been especially vociferous in the states of Punjab and Haryana.
- The Modi government got the contentious farm Bills passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which concluded on 23 September, amid Opposition protests
- BJP ally Akali Dal’s leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Union Cabinet on the day the Bills were passed in Lok Sabha
28 Passenger Trains Cancelled as Farmers Continue Agitation in Punjab
At least 28 passenger trains have been cancelled as farmers in Punjab continued blocking train tracks on Saturday, which is day 3 of the "Rail Roko" agitation. However, the Railways is yet to announce a revised schedule.
Farmers’ Body Accuses SAD of Doing Politics Over Farm Bills
The leaders of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, which is spearheading the ‘Rail Roko’ agitation in Punjab, have accused Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of indulging in politics over the ongoing farmers’ protests.
“Akali Dal is not taking an unequivocal stand. They’re trying to remain part of the alliance and doing politics,” general secretary of the committee Sarwan Singh Pandher said, as reported by ANI.
70 RLD Workers Booked for Holding Demonstration Without Permission
Seventy RLD workers and leaders, including its district president, were booked for holding a protest against the farm bills without permission from the administration, police said on Saturday, according to PTI. A case was reportedly registered against them on Friday.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee Continues 'Rail Roko' Agitation
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on Saturday continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against farm bills.
“Akali Dal is not taking an unequivocal stand. They're trying to remain part of alliance & doing politics,” SS Pandher, General Secretary of the Committee said.
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