‘Rail roko’ stir extended till Oct 17 - ECAS Punjab

‘Rail roko’ stir extended till Oct 17

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 14

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has declared extension of its 'rail roko' agitation till October 17. For the past 20 days, the members have blocked the Amritsar-New Delhi rail track near Devi Daspura village in protest against the newly constituted farm laws.

Committee state general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said the organisation did not accompany farmers to New Delhi for a discussion with the Centre.

"It was expected that talks with the Centre will remain inconclusive because the invitation was received twice from a Secretary-level officer who will never be in a capacity to take decisions. He can only be a messenger of the government," he said.

"The Prime Minister said in Maharashtra that the new laws were formed to make farmers prosperous and they aimed to double their income by 2021. But these laws don't say anything about the roadmap that could bring the prosperity. The condition of farmers has become worse," he said.

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