Amritsar (Bhatinda): Demanding waiver of debt and power bills, farmers in Punjab have started a unique way of protest as they have demanded allotment of lands for the farm labourers. (JPN/Bureau)
Along with the workers seventeen farmers organisations have blocked the Jalandhar-Amritsar’s Vyas Bridge. All the state roads and railway services have disrupted by the protestors.
The agitated farmers are demanding for waiver their loans, free power supply to the farm sector, and allotment of plots for the farm labourers.
Train traffic has been stalled at Jalandhar-Amritsar route due to this agitation. Haridwar-Ganganagar route was also disrupted on the third consecutive day of the protest as well.
The Area Traffic Manager of Bathinda section said, “Six passengers and two express trains have been canceled due to the protest.”
All the trains on Bathinda-Ambala section via Barnala remained suspended on the second consecutive day due to the protests.
Reacting on the protest, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said, “One should not take undue advantage of democracy and public property should not be dismantled. 99 percent demands of the farmers has been considered.”
Pooh-poohing Badal’s appeal, farmer leaders said, “We will not end the protest until the government fulfils our all the demands.”
The police forces have been deployed but they appear mute spectators due to lack of government instructions.
Amritsar (Bhatinda): Demanding waiver of debt and power bills, farmers in Punjab have started a unique way of protest as they have demanded allotment of lands for the farm labourers.