Amritsar, September 30
Farmers in Amritsar, under the aegis of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, continued to sit on railway tracks as they staged a 'Rail Roko Andolan' on Saturday over their demands, including a Committee for MSP (Minimum Support Price), withdrawal of cases regarding agitation in Delhi, and compensation and jobs for families of farmers who died during the agitation.
The farmers sat on railway tracks, disrupting rail traffic in Punjab.
DRM Moradabad rail division Raj Kumar Singh said several trains had been cancelled or delayed due to the protest.
The farmers said the government had promised to implement the MSP Act, compensation for drug-related issues, and many more issues, but it had gone back on its promises.
#WATCH | Punjab: Farmers, under the aegis of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, continue to sit on railway tracks as they stage a 'Rail Roko Andolan' over their demands, including Committee for MSP, withdrawal of cases regarding agitation in Delhi and compensation & jobs for… pic.twitter.com/ybgfbBdaQH— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2023
"Today we have protested while being half nude. The reason for the clothless protest was that the Modi government had promised to implement the MSP Act, compensation issue and many more, which have not been implemented yet. The government seems to forget their promises," said a farmer.
The three-day protest called by farmers in Amritsar led by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee began on Thursday and will continue on Saturday.
Sarwan Singh Pandher of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, who was present at the protest, said, "If anyone tries to be unfair with the farmers of Punjab, then farmers from Haryana will also join Punjab farmers. Farmers are united throughout the country."
"The agitation has been called by 18 unions in north India. Union Home Minister Amit Shah came to Amritsar and promised to bring MSP guarantee law but the committee has not been formed yet. The cases registered during the Delhi agitation have not been withdrawn," Pandher said.
Police official Balvir S Ghuman said ample security had been deployed to deal with the situation.
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