Few farmers conducted a train bloackade at Yeshwanthpur railway station in Bengaluru today in solidarity with the protesting farmers in Delhi.
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A farmers’ leader said, “When we arrived at the railway station we were not allowed to demonstrate rail roko by police here. Why should we wait for the police to give permission when it was nationally announced by farm unions?”
The farmers of Karnataka have extended their support to the nationwide call by farmer organisations. The Rail Roko is in solidarity with the protesting farmers in Delhi.
Kurubur Shanthakumar, president of Karnataka Rajya raitha Sangha( KRRS) said, “The rail roko will be held from 12 am to 3 pm in Karnataka to impress upon the Central government to fulfill the demands of farmers groups.”
Activists of AIKKMS (All India Krishak Kheti Mazdoor Sangathan) and Karnataka Rajya raitha Sangha (KRRS) arrested while staging Rail Rokho in Tumkur and Raichur, Karnataka.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha has given a call for Rail Roko on February 18th, between 12.00 and 4.00 p.m. Rail Roko protests were organized all over the country.
Rail blockade is 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.
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.