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Farmers burn effigies of President, Governor

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 3

Farmers protesting against the agri Acts at Devi Daspura village burnt the effigies of President Ram Nath Kovind and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore here on Saturday.

The protesters, under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), have been sitting on the Amritsar-Delhi railway track for the past ten days. On Saturday, they also burnt SIM cards of Jio, a telecom company owned by businessman Mukesh Ambani.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary of the KMSC, said they would continue their rail blockade until their demands were accepted. He reiterated the demand of repeal of the three legislations passed recently in the Parliament.

He said the protesters had not received any offer of talks from the Centre to end the stalemate.

Protesters stage dharna at Usman toll plaza, vehicles pass without paying

Tarn Taran: Upping its ante against the Centre's farm Acts, area residents under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sanghrash Committee (KMSC), Punjab, on Saturday staged a dharna at the Usman toll plaza on the National Highway No. 54. Residents of Sheron, Piddi, Dhotian, Naushehra Pannuan, Chaudhriwala, Jatta, Chambal, Rasulpur and Dugalwala also participated in the protest. As the protesters started dharna at the toll plaza, employees suspended toll collection.

Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, along with other KMSC leaders, while addressing the protesters said they would not allow the entry of corporate houses in the farm sector. The leaders said they would also force big corporate houses to shut down filling stations in the country. The sources said that as many as 5,000 vehicles passed without paying toll today thus caused a loss of more than rupees five lakh to the company. Later, the protesters burnt an effigy of the Central Government and raised slogans against it. OC

from The Tribune

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