Farmers’ Protest: ‘Rail Roko’ program in protest against Centre’s farm laws 

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The protesting farmers’ unions will on Thursday hold a nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ program for four hours in protest against the Centre’s three contentious farm laws.

Jagtar Singh Bajwa, spokesperson of the Kisan Andolan Committee said they will carry out a peaceful protest between 12 pm to 4 pm.

The rail blockade was announced by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions.

The SKM demanded that the government should resolve the farmers’ issues immediately without any further delay.

BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, the ‘Rail Roko’ program will be done peacefully. “We’ll provide water, milk, lassi and fruits to people who will be found stranded,” Rakesh Tikait said.

Several farmers have been protesting at various borders near Delhi since November 26, last year against the three farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.