Farm Bills: Farmers to Stage Nationwide Protests on 25 Sept

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‘Rail Roko’ Protests in Punjab

Farmers unions in Punjab are claiming that it is due to their pressure that Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned as a minister from the Cabinet but the real success will be when the law is repealed.

The most vociferous protests are in Haryana and Punjab.

On 24 September, farmers’ body in Punjab began the ‘rail roko’ agitation in the state, which will continue till 26 September. Fourteen pairs of passenger trains running from the Railways’ Ferozepur division were cancelled for the next three days in view of the protests against the Centre’s three agriculture Bills.

Meanwhile, the Indian Railways said that the ‘rail roko’ agitation in Punjab over farm bills will severely impact loading of foodgrains and other essential goods as well as movement of passengers travelling on special trains, reported PTI.

(With inputs from PTI, IANS)

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