Employees, pensioners support ‘rail roko’ agitation in Doraha

Employees, pensioners support ‘rail roko’ agitation in Doraha

Unions take part in the ‘rail roko’ agitation of farmers in Doraha on Monday. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Doraha, October 18

The BKU (Ugrahan), BKU (Punjab), BKU (Sidhupur), All Indian Kisan Sabha, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Technical Services Union, Powercom Union, Government Pensioners Association, Pensioners Association Powercom, Technical Services Union, Anganwadi Workers’ Union, sarpances, panches and women folk of surrounding villages today united at the railway station in Doraha to support the call given by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to hold rail roko protests from 10 am to 4 pm, demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

“The act of the son of the Union Minister will remain unpardonable today and for centuries to come. The reckless mowing down of innocent farmers is a crime which no sane soul on earth can forget. The cries of bereaved members of the family are too loud to be subdued and crushed. Moreover, when the entire country is standing in support of the bereaved, no party, however strong, powerful or dictatorial it may be, can resist and has to bring in justice at any costs,” expressed the protesters.

“The conduct of the Narendra-Modi-led Central Government, as far as the Lakhimpur Kheri incident is concerned, has not only been condemnable but shocking as well. The government seems to have thrown all sanity to winds and it is openly supporting the killers of the innocent farmers. ‘Jungle rule’ has now begun to affect our families, surroundings and society at large. But the Union Government has to remember, that in a democratic country like ours, the public is still the strongest administrator and anything which goes against ethics and morals of our democratic politics will be criticised and fought till the last breath. We shall not sit back and our agitation will be intensified with each passing day if justice is denied.

“Nothing can be more heart rendering than this. The incident at Lakhimpur Kheri is highly deplorable. Rather than granting justice to the farmers, who were peacefully protesting for the past one year, they are being run over by vehicles. The poor farmers have been sitting on the Delhi borders and are demanding their rightful due. Many of them have lost their lives during the protest,” the protesters said.

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