Farmers ‘Rail Roko’ Protest Highlights: Protesters block railway tracks in Punjab and Haryana, 50 trains affected

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Updated: October 18, 2021 3:38:21 pm

Farmers Rail Roko Protest Highlights: The SKM said during the 'rail roko' protest, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

Rail Roko Agitation Live Updates: The SKM said during the 'rail roko' protest, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

Farmers Rail Roko Protest Today Highlights: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers’ unions, has called a six-hour long nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ agitation today, demanding for immediate dismissal and arrest of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Misra Teni over the Lakhimpur violence case. Train services are likely to be affected due to the bandh call.

In a statement, the umbrella body of farmer unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s three agri laws, said “protests will only be intensified until justice is secured” in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. The SKM said during the ‘rail roko’ protest, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

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    14:56 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Passengers face problems in Ludhiana
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    14:34 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    50 trains affected in Punjab and Haryana, says CPRO, Northern Railway

    Around 50 trains, 130 locations affected due to farmers agitation in Punjab and Haryana: CPRO, Northern Railway

    13:44 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    No train stopped, police holding talks with farmers: UP top cop

    Uttar Pradesh | No train stopped. Police administration is holding talks with farmers. As a precautionary measure, we've deployed around 160 PAC companies, 9 Para-military companies. Officers have been sent to imp & sensitive dists: ADG Law & Order, Prashant Kumar on farmers rail roko agitation

    13:07 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    No reports of disturbance at any railway tracks or cancellation of trains: DCP Railways Delhi

    Government Railway Police is patrolling all railway stations and tracks. Till now, there are no reports of disturbance at any railway tracks or cancellation of trains.We're working in close coordination with GRP of neighbouring states: Harendra Singh, DCP Railways on 'Rail Roko'

    12:36 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Passengers in Chandigarh face trouble as protesters block railway tracks
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    11:59 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Protesters block railway tracks in Modinagar
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    11:09 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    30 locations affected in Northern Railway Zone

    As of now, 30 locations are affected and 8 trains regulated in Northern Railway Zone: CPRO, Northern Railway on 'Rail roko' agitation

    11:05 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Farmers block train traffic in Punjab

    A railway official said four sections of the Ferozepur division were blocked by the protesters. The Ferozepur-Fazilka section in Ferozepur city and the Ferozepur-Ludhiana section at Ajitwal in Moga were affected, the official said.

    10:15 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Rail Roko agitation suspended in Lakhimpur Kheri

    'Rail Roko' protest has been suspended in Lakhimpur Kheri

    10:14 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    'Rail Roko' will take place across India: Rakesh Tikait
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    10:13 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Protestors block railway tracks in Haryana's Bahadurgarh
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    10:05 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    RAF deployed at Sonipat Railway Station
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    09:37 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Protesters sit on railway track in Amritsar
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    09:10 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Ajay Mishra promoted hatred, enmity and communal disharmony: SKM

    'He (Ajay Mishra) promoted hatred, enmity and communal disharmony between Hindus and Sikhs in his speeches. It is his vehicles that were used to mow down peaceful protesters. He harboured his son and accomplices even as the police was issuing summons to Ashish Mishra,' read a statement from Samyukt Kisan Morcha.

    08:59 (IST)18 Oct 2021
    Action will be taken against those participating in 'Rail Roko': Lucknow Police

    Police to take action against those who will participate in the 'Rail Roko Andolan' called by farmers organization. 144 CrPC is also imposed in the district and will impose NSA if anyone tries to disrupt normalcy: Lucknow Police

    Four of the eight people who died in the violence on October 3 were farmers, allegedly knocked down by a vehicle carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers then allegedly lynched some people in the vehicles. The other dead included two BJP workers and their driver. Farmers have claimed that Ashish Mishra was in one of the vehicles, an allegation denied by him and Ajay Mishra who say they can produce evidence to prove he was at an event at that time. Ashish Mishra was arrested in the case on October 9. The SKM also claimed that at effigy-burning events across Uttar Pradesh, several farmer leaders were put under house arrested while some were detained. SKM condemns this and asks the UP government not to suppress the right to protest of ordinary citizens, it added.
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