Farmers lift protest from outside Sangrur DC office - ECAS Punjab

Farmers lift protest from outside Sangrur DC office

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, November 1

After the Punjab government accepted their demands of Rs 10 lakhs compensation, a government job and complete debt waiver to the family of a farmer, who died during protest, farmers today ended their 11-day protest from Sangrur DC office.

But the protest against farm Acts at railway station is going on.

All offices located in Sangrur District Administrative Complex (DAC) will reopen from Monday.

"Today after Punjab government accepted our all demands and handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to the family of deceased Meghraj Nagri and assured a government job, we have ended our protest from DC office. Cheque for remaining Rs 5 lakh would be given to family at bhog. But our other protests against central farm Acts would continue," said Jaswinder Longowal, working president of BKU Ugrahan.

All government offices located in DAC have been locked since October 23 as farmers were demanding financial compensation and a job to the family of deceased farmer Meghraj Nagri, who died on October 9 during protest near Benra against farm Acts.

Hundreds of employees of majority of government departments have not been able to enter in their offices. Though some senior officers have made temporary arrangements to run their offices from Red Cross office, civil hospital, PWD rest house and other locations and many employees are also trying to operate from their homes, they are not able to complete work as majority of manual files are lying in DAC.

from The Tribune

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