Farmers Disrupt Train Services at 130 Places, Demand Arrest of Union Minister Mishra

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West Bengal farmers protest.

NEW DELHI – Train services were disrupted at 130 places as farmers sat on railway tracks following a call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) demanding arrest and resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra Teni in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The minister’s son, Ashish Misra, is a prime accused in the case.

In the Northern Railways network, as many as 50 trains were affected.

In North-West region, rail traffic was affected in Bhiwani-Rewari, Sirsa-Rewari, Loharu-Hisar, Suratgarh-Bathinda, Sirsa-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Bathinda, Rohtak-Bhiwani, Rewari-Sadulpur and Sri Ganganagar-Rewari sectors.

As per Shashi Kiran, chief PRO of North West Railways, train number 04781 (Bathinda-Rewari Special) and train number 04573 (Sirsa-Ludhiana) were cancelled.

Trains which were partially cancelled were — Train number 04734 (Sri Ganganagar-Rewari special) which departed from Sri Ganganagar will terminate at Bhiwani and train number 04733 (Rewari Sri Ganganagar Special) will start from Bhiwani instead of Sri Ganganagar and Train number 09807 Kota-Hisar special departed from Kota to terminate at Sadulpur.

Farmers block railway tracks during their ongoing agitation against three farm laws and lakhimpur-kheri violence during Nation wide Rail-Roko protest in Amritsar on Monday. — IANS

As per information received from the Northern Railways, farmers were camping on the tracks at Sonipat railway station in Haryana.

Farmers also held protests at Lalganj railway station in Bihar and Vijayapura railway station in Karnataka.

However, trains are arriving at stations like New Delhi, Old Delhi and Ghaziabad on time, except a few trains which are only 15 minutes behind schedule.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that if government does not listen to their demands, agitation will be intensified in future.

The ‘rail roko’ agitation will be peaceful and railway property will not be damaged, the SKM said in a statement.

The Morcha has also appealed to all its constituents to strictly follow the guidelines.

However, police has diverted route as a precautionary measure at Ghazipur border, where farmers are sitting on protest for almost a year against three farm laws.

Traffic leading to Ghazipur border from Dabur building side has been diverted and is being sent via Anand Vihar, resulting in traffic snarls at various places. — IANS

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