Farmers block transport of diesel, coal - ECAS Punjab

Farmers block transport of diesel, coal

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Fatehgarh Sahib, October7

On the call given by 31 farm labourer unions farmers, protesters sat on a dharna at the Fatehgarh Sahib Railway Station and blocked the Sirhind Nangal-Una rail section. This track is used for the transport of goods, especially coal and diesel for the Ropar Thermal plant.

They also gheraoed the Reliance petrol station at Chuni village on the Fatehgarh Sahib-Chandigarh Road . Protesters laid siege to the pump and no one was allowed to enter the petrol station. They raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government and demanded an immediate rollback of the farm laws. AAP leaders also joined the protesters.

BKU (Sidhupur) district president Gurmeet Singh Roorki and general secretary Surinder Singh Lohari, BKU (Ruldu Mansa) general secretary Mohan Singh Bains and other leaders were on the forefront of the protests in the district. AAP leaders also joined the agitation. — OC

from The Tribune

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