Protesters go bare-chested, extend stir

Amritsar, September 26

Even as farmer unions decided to suspend protest till October 1, members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KSMC) went bare-chested to show their displeasure at the Centre’s indifference here on Saturday.

The blockade of the Amritsar-Delhi railway line continued as more farmers and their families arrived in tractor-trailers, buses, cars and jeeps and on motorcycles to join the protest at Devidyal Pura village, on the outskirts of the city.

Taking off their shirts, they raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lambasted his “anti-farmer” and “pro-corporate” policies.

The KSMC has already extended its three-day railway line blockade till September 29.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, KMSC, said women protesters would join the railway blockade here tomorrow. On the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, i.e. September 28, youth from the farmers’ families will join them. — TNS

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