Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 23
The kisan and trade unions will hit the roads and railway tracks from September 24 to 26 against the farm Bills passed by Parliament.
The administration is busy chalking out plans to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.
Amrik Singh, district chief, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Kadian), said, “We will intensify our agitation on September 25. Farmers should be in fields and take care of their crops, but they are on roads to safeguard their interests. We will never accept the farm Bills passed by PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Shopkeepers and vendors have been urged to support farmers and observe Punjab bandh on September 25.”
He said, “Our activists will block the GT Road and the DAV railway track.”
The farm Bills
The farm Bills passed by the Parliament include the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
Sukhjinder Singh, a member of BKU, said, “Despite opposition from farmers and the opposition parties, the first two farm Bills were passed by Parliament. Farmers are also against the Electricity Amendment Act and rising fuel prices.”
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee (Piddi), Bhul Ugrahan, All India Kisan Sangarsh Co-ordination Committee (AIKSCCL), Krantikari Kisan Union (Shinder group), All India Kisan Sabha and BKU (Rajewal), BKU (Doaba), and All India Kisan Union, among others, will block railway tracks.
Maintaining law and order top priority, says CP
Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar on Wednesday issued directions and guidelines to be followed during the Punjab bandh on September 25.
Bhullar said maintaining law and order would be
their top priority and he had asked the police personnel to keep a strict vigil.
CBSE’s compartment exams to continue
As the CBSE is holding compartment exams for students of Class X and XII, CBSE coordinator Rashmi Viz said the students have been asked to reach at their examination centres as early as possible.
Hoshiarpur Grain market to remain closed on September 25
Hoshiarpur: Coming in support of farmer organisations, arhtiyas and mandi labourers have decided to keep the Hoshiarpur mandi closed on September 25. Giving details of the joint decision of the Hoshiarpur Arhtiya Association and the Galla Mandi Labourers Union, Sudhir Sood, president of the Hoshiarpur Arhtiya Association, said, “We are with the farmers and against the Central Government passed agri bills”. The Hoshiarpur grain market (mandi) will remain closed on September 25. Hari Chand, president of the Galla Mandi Labourers Union and secretary Raj Kumar Baba Maili said they were with the farmers and there would be no loading and unloading work in the mandi. OC
We will intensify our agitation on September 25. Farmers should be in fields and take care of their crops, but they are on roads to safeguard their interests. We will never accept the farm Bills passed by PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Shopkeepers and vendors have been urged to support farmers and observe Punjab bandh on September 25. Our activists will block the GT Road and the DAV railway track. —Amrik Singh, dist chief, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Kadian)
Despite opposition from farmers and the opposition parties, the first two farm Bills were passed by Parliament. Farmers are also against the Electricity Amendment Act and rising fuel prices. —Sukhjinder Singh, a member of BKU
While the railway tracks and highways will majorly be blocked on Friday in the city areas, we will block the railway lines in Lohian on Saturday. —Harpreet Singh, a farmer under the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Union (Lohian)
- The Ferozepur Railway Division officials on Wednesday decided to take precautionary measures. Sukhwinder Singh, Head, Upper Rail Prabandhan Mandal, said trains will be halted at 6 am.
- Some of the cancelled long route passenger and express trains include Amritsar-Mumbai Central (02903/02904), Amritsar-Kolkata (02357/02358),
- Amritsar-New Jalpaigudi (02407/02408), Amritsar-Banda Terminal (02925/02926), Amritsar-Hazur Sahib Nanded (02715/02716), Amritsar-Haridwar ( 02053/02054), Amritsar-Jainagar (04673/04674), Jammutavi- New Delhi ( 02425/02426), Ferozepur Cantt -Dhanbad (03307/03308), Amritsar- Dribugarh (05933/05934), Bandra Terminal- Amritsar (09025/09026), Amritsar-Jainagar (04651/04652) and Amritsar- New Jalpaigudi (04653/04654).
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