As protesters go bare-chested in Amritsar, scores of farmers join in

Neeraj Bagga

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 26

Protesters continued to block the Amritsar-Delhi railway line at Devidyal Pura village on the city's outskirts for the third consecutive day on Saturday as more farmers and their farmers joined in.

The protesters reached the protest site in tractor trailers, buses, four-wheelers and even on motorcycles.

Called by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), the agitation got aggravated as the protesting farmers went bare-chested to express their resentment over the response their Friday's pan-India stir got from the Union Government.

After taking off their shirts, they shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their leaders lambasted his "anti-farmer" policies.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, KMSC general secretary, said the Prime Minister continued to flay the Opposition for allegedly misguiding farmers on the farm ordinances. "This exhibits Modi's frame of mind who still thinks the farmers are dependent on political parties for charting out their future course of action. Soon, all-women protests will be held and their core committee members will meet on September 28 to decide next course of agitation," he said.

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