Sanyukt Kisan Morcha has kick started their Rail Roko Abhiyan at 80 locations in Haryana and 21 places in 15 districts of Punjab. The Haryana government is taking complete caution to deal with rail roko. Farmers sat on railway tracks in Narwana and Barsola.
The farmers blocked jammed the tracks in Tohana of Fatehabad. Farmers were completely prepared. They blocked tracks at Chakki Bank railway station in Pathankot, Punjab as well. However, Rail Roko in Bahadurgarh was not much effective. The train which came from Jammuutavi at about twelve o’clock left for Delhi without interruption.
Haryana is on high alert because of this Rail Roko call. The government has increased the security of important railway lines in the state. They have cancelled the holidays of GRP and RPF jawans’. CM Manohar Lal and Home Minister Anil Vij also reviewed preparations of police, administration. They also gave instructions to the farmers. Not to take any provocative action while stopping the train.
Farmers on Thursday launched a rail roko campaign across the country to protest against the three controversial agricultural laws brought by the central government. It campaign had impact in six districts of Rajasthan. Protesting farmers stopped trains in Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Churu, Hanumangarh. State capital Jaipur also felt its impact. Protesters climbed over train’s engine at Gandhinagar station in Jaipur. During this time, the government deployed additional security forces at the railway stations of Rajasthan.
About 25 trains have been regulated in the northern zone because of the farmers’ rail roko call. Regional railway spokesperson gave this information. The spokesperson, however, said that so far this movement has had minimal impact on the railways. Regulating train means that Railway had either cancelled, halted for some time or changed the route of these trains.