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Friday, 19 February 2021

Ambala farmers apologise to passengers

Tribune News Service
Ambala, February 18

Farmers blocked railway tracks near Shahapur village in Ambala and at the Kurukshetra station for four hours on Thursday. Farmers started gathering near the track in Ambala district around 10 am and blocked the track from 12 pm.

Farmers from Kurukshetra and Kaithal assembled at a park in Kurukshetra, from where they took out a march and staged a dharna.

"We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience. We have been forced to give such calls. People understand that the laws are dangerous not only for farmers, but for other sections of society as well," said Gulab Singh, BKU (Charuni) district vice-president.

The railway authorities decided to regulate movement and stop trains at major stations. Passengers who reached the Ambala Cantonment railway station aboard the Jainagar-Amritsar Express said the government should resolve the matter at the earliest.

"I am from Gorakhpur and am travelling with my family. We were supposed to reach Ludhiana by the afternoon, but would now be late," said Mohammad Saddam, a passenger. There was heavy police deployment near the protest sites. Three trains were stopped during the agitation. A Northern Railway official said everything went off peacefully.

from The Tribune

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