Farmers’ Organizations Gearing up For Rail Roko Protests

Farmers' organizations are gearing up to make Thursday's rail blockade a huge success as part of strengthening the farmers' struggle across India.

Rail roko

Samyukta Kisan Morcha has given a call for Rail Roko tomorrow on February 18th, between 12.00 and 4.00 p.m. Rail Roko protests will be organized all over the country.

Farmers’ organizations are gearing up to make Thursday’s rail blockade a huge success as part of strengthening the farmers’ struggle across India. The aim is to bring the country’s rail traffic to a complete standstill in four hours. Farmers’ organizations are trying to ensure a record turnout. The strike is intensifying across the country, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said in a statement.

With the announcement of the train blockade on Thursday, trains were widely canceled in northern India. Trains from Amritsar to Darbhanga and Nanded have been canceled. Trains from Amritsar to Mumbai and from Amritsar to Korba will be diverted.

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SKM condemns the attack by VHP goons on a peaceful protest that was being organised by AIKKMS in Muzaffarpur. The banners, placards, and sound systems of the protestors were destroyed by the attackers. The inaction of the police is equally condemnable.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha took note of the high-level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Mr JP Nadda with elected party leaders and others from Haryana, UP, Punjab and Rajasthan, along with Cabinet and other Ministers like Mr Amit Shah, Mr Narendra Singh Tomar, Mr Sanjeev Baliyan and others. It is clear that instead of resolving the ongoing struggle’s demands, BJP is trying its best to counter and destroy it.

SKM condemns this attitude of the ruling party and demands that the government resolves the farmers’ issues immediately without any further delay. SKM avows that it will intensify the struggle and mobilise more farmers in its support.

On Tuesday, a nationwide candlelight march and torchlight procession were organized to mark the birth anniversary of farmer leader Sir Chotu Ram. Anganwadi workers take part in a 65-day strike in Wardha, Maharashtra

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In a Mahapanchayat held in Bilari in Uttar Pradesh today, the impressive turnout of farmers in the Jan sabha indicated that the ongoing farmers’ movement is gathering more strength. Speakers in this Jan sabha included Medha Patkar, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Tejinder Singh Virak, Harpal Singh Bilari and others.

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