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Friday, 19 February 2021

Dalal’s effigy burnt

Tribune News Service
Karnal, February 18

Farmers blocked the Delhi-Ambala railway track at Gharaunda from 12 pm to 4 pm on Thursday. Five trains were delayed due to the protest, which remained peaceful.

Farmers started arriving at the Gharaunda railway station since the morning. They sat on the tracks and raised slogan against the Union Government.

Demanding an apology from Agriculture Minister JP Dalal over his remark farmers' deaths, they took out a procession carrying his effigy and burnt it on the railway track.

Meanwhile, Davinder Singh of Peont village, granted bail in Republic Day violence case, reached the protest site and encouraged farmers to continue the protest.

Accusing the Delhi Police of implicating him in a false case, he said he was on langar service at a gurdwara of the Rohini area in Delhi.

Jagdeep Singh Aulakh, member of the BKU state core committee, said the protest was peaceful and successful. "We will continue our protest till our demands are met," he said.

Railway stations in the district wore a deserted look. There was heavy police deployment at all railway stations in the district.

from The Tribune

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