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Protesters vacate track near Jandiala Guru

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 25

Farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, contesting the newly enacted farm laws, have vacated the Amritsar-Delhi railway rail track near Jandiala Guru temporarily.

They have decided to hold a symbolic 'rail roko' protest by sitting on the track between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Unlike members of 30 farm unions, they are still adamant against plying of passenger trains which are now being made operational for Amritsar via Tarn Taran. However, they had no hitch in letting the freight trains to pass through. They will proceed to New Delhi on November 27 from Golden Gate, Amritsar.

State president of committee Satnam Singh Pannu said the sealing of Haryana border was a clumsy move of the Centre to stop the peasants' movement towards New Delhi.

Meanwhile, state general secretary of committee Sarwan Singh Pandher said preparations were on to leave for New Delhi to protest against the Centre. "We got support from 16 villages of the Kathunangal zone today. The residents have loaded food and other things on their tractor-trailers," he said.

Farmers leave for Delhi

To put up a joint and brave front against the contentious farm laws, Dal Khalsa activists led by its president Harpal Singh Cheema joined the farmers' march to Delhi. A contingent of farmers supporting the 31 farm unions, today left for New Delhi from here under the leadership of Baldev Singh Sirsa.

Before embarking on the long journey, they performed 'ardas' at Akal Takht.

SGPC to provide langar

The SGPC has reiterated its commitment to support the farmers and announced to provide langar as well as basic medical services to the struggling farmers.

SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said the SGPC had already passed a resolution in the last budget session declaring the farmers' laws as destructive.



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