Punjab: Farmers organize ‘rail roko’ unrest in Amritsar over full loan waiver, other demands – details here

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh committee is organizing a “rail roko” agitation in Devidaspura, Amritsar. | Photo credit: ANI

Amritsar, Punjab: The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh (KMSC) committee on Monday organized a “rail roko” unrest in the Devidaspura of Amritsar over various demands, including an agricultural loan waiver, compensation and jobs for parents of farmers who died during the campaign. agitation against the now repealed agricultural laws. .

The demonstration takes place as part of the KMSC’s national campaign Rail Roko in Punjab with its demands. Restless farmers blocked the railway tracks at four locations – Jandiala-Manawala Railway, Jalandhar-Pathankot Railway, Tanda Udmur Ferozepur Railway, and Amritsar-Khemkaran Railway.

In view of the hustle and bustle of the farmers’ rail roko, Indian railways have diverted some routes.

Even though the central government has withdrawn the agricultural laws, there are still many demands from farmers which are important and action must be taken on them, said KMSC general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher.

“The 100% exemption from the loan of the farmers, the jobs of the government as well as the compensation of the families of the farmers killed during the fight for the agricultural law,” he added.

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