Nationwide rail-blockade on Feb 18 for 4 hours: Farmer leader

Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Darshan Pal on February 10 announced that the protesting farmers will stage a 'rail roko' demonstration across the country on February 18 for four hours. He also informed that the protesting farmers will also organise a nationwide program on February 14 to pay tribute to slain soldiers who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack on this day in 2019. Farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the three new farm laws for nearly three months in and around the national capital. Their protest also went through a violent phase when their tractor rally on Republic Day witnessed clashes with police in ITO and other areas. Violent protestors also raided the Red Fort the same day, and hoisted religious flags at the iconic monument.