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Rail Roko Andolan: Farmers occupied railway tracks, many trains canceled

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The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) is holding a six-hour ‘Rail Roko’ agitation across the country since Monday morning, demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni in connection with the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Farmers in Haryana and Punjab sat on railway tracks since morning. Farmers’ organizations have assured that their ‘Rail Roko’ movement will be completely peaceful. In view of this agitation of the farmers, the police has increased the security at all the places.

In view of the farmers’ agitation, the railways has also canceled many trains and the routes of some trains have been changed, while some have been short terminated.

According to the United Kisan Morcha, from 10 am to 4 pm, farmers will express their protest by sitting on the railway track in different parts of the country. It has been made clear by the farmers’ leaders that there will be no damage to railway property in the agitation.

On rail roko movement of farmers’ organizations, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that farmers will stop rail at all places today. The government is not listening to the farmers. This movement will take place at different places in different districts. The people there all over the country know where we have to stop the train. The Indian government has not spoken to us yet. Farmers will also make further strategy.

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On the ‘Rail Roko’ agitation, the CPRO of Northern Railway has issued a statement saying that as of now, 30 places are affected in the Northern Railway zone and 8 trains are regulated.

A large number of protesters are sitting on the railway track in Bahadurgarh, Haryana on the call of United Kisan Morcha’s Rail Roko Andolan.

Haryana: A large number of security forces have been deployed at Sonipat Junction railway station in view of the call of the United Kisan Morcha for Rail Roko Andolan.

Punjab: Protesters sit on railway track in Devidas Pura village of Amritsar on the call of rail roko movement of farmers’ organizations.

These trains have been canceled

  • 05361 Bahraich-Mailani special train departing from Bahraich on 18th October, 2021 will remain cancelled.
  • 05362 Mailani-Bahraich special train departing Mailani on 18th October, 2021 will remain cancelled.
  • 05357 Bahraich-Nanpara special train departing Bahraich on 18th October, 2021 will remain cancelled.
  • 05358 Nanpara-Bahraich special train departing from Nanpara on 18th October, 2021 will remain cancelled.

Short termination / short origination done to these trains

  • 05009 Gorakhpur-Mailani special train departing Gorakhpur on 17 October, 2021 is short terminated at Lucknow
  • 05010 Mailani-Gorakhpur Special Train will depart from Mailani on 18th October, 2021 at Lucknow Jn. will be run from
  • Lucknow Jn. 05086 Lucknow Jn.-Mailani Special Train departing on 18th October, 2021 will have short terminate at Sitapur
  • 05085 Mailani-Lucknow Jn departing Mailani on 18th October, 2021. Special train will be run from Sitapur

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