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‘Rail roko’ agitation enters sixth day

Rail roko agitation

Rail roko:  Farmer unions and opposition parties are on the two-month long agitation as started by Congress party to oppose the passing of three farm bills in Monsoon session of Parliament.

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The three bills that were passed are The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

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Two-month long protest was started this Thursday to oppose the passing of three farm bills

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee started the agitation of ‘Rail Roko’ to oppose to farm ordinances. Members of the committee to protest against the laws sat on the railway tracks in Devidaspura in Amritsar. The ;Rail Roko; agitation has now entered in its sixth day since the starting of the protest. Due to the protests, around 20 trains were partially cancelled along with five short terminated till September 26 as confirmed by the Indian Railways.

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Farmers has decided to start indefinite ‘Rail Roko’ protests from October 1

The protests in Punjab started on Thursday and the protesting farmers decided to extend their agitation by three days due to which the Ferozepur Railway Division decided to not run the trains on the tracks. Starting from October 1, a group of 31 Farmer Unions  had decided to  start indefinite ‘Rail Roko’ in protest against the three farm bills that were passed in the Parliament.

President Kovind has given his assent on the farm laws

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent for the laws which were passed earlier in the monsoon session despite the protests from opposition Parties and various farmer unions. In the last working days of the upper house, 8MPs of opposition parties were suspended for one week from Rajya Sabha for indulging in violence against Deputy Chairperson of the Upper House Harivansh.

 

Also read: 8 MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for a week after violent protests over 2 farm bills