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Farmers Nationwide 'Rail Roko Andolan' Today; Security Tightened at Railway Stations

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Rail Ruko Andolan
Rail Roko Andolan

The ongoing prolonged farmer’s protest has invited lots of hue and cry across the nation. Amid this chaos, farm unions have called for a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country on Thursday as they continue to agitate against three agricultural laws enacted by the Centre in September last year.  

As per reports, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of 40 farm unions, has called for a peaceful protest between 12noon and 4pm, expecting to get support for the programme from across the nation. 

Meanwhile, the railways have stepped up security to prevent any untoward incident. As per reports, additional forces have been deployed across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has deployed 20 additional companies across the four states. 

“We appeal to everyone to maintain peace calling for peaceful protests so as not to inconvenience passengers,” a railway ministry spokesperson said. 

Director General, Railway Protection Force, Arun Kumar said, "I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. We will be liaisoning with district administrations and will have a control room in place," according to news agency PTI. 

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