Firozpur, Anti Farm Laws Movement Demanding full loan waiver and compensation for the kin of those killed during the lockdown, farmers blocked railway tracks at various places for the second day on Tuesday, affecting the movement of 156 trains in the state. Firozpur Division K railway officials said, ’84 trains were cancelled, 47 were stopped before the scheduled destination and 25 were operated for short distances.’ Farmers, under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti, launched an agitation on Monday, demanding loan waiver besides compensation to the families of those who were killed during the year-long anti-agriculture law movement and criminal cases registered against them. demanded to be done.
The protesting farmers are also demanding compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for crops, release of arrears of sugarcane crops and ending the contract system. Farmer leader Satnam Singh Pannu said that till their demands are not met, they will not lift their dharna.
Picketing at three more places from today
“During a meeting on September 28, we were assured by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, but the state government later backed down,” he said. Apart from the four places where farmers are currently sitting on dharna, we will start dharna at three more places in Punjab from tomorrow (Wednesday).
Farmers are currently staging dharna on railway tracks at different places in Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Hoshiarpur. A farmer said- ‘We have blocked the Devidaspura track. We want both the Punjab government and the Center to fulfill our demands. We are protesting here in bad weather, they should show some concern.
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