New Delhi, February 18: The protesting farmers have called for a four-hour rail roko’ agitation on Thursday to further pressurise the central government to repeal the three ‘farm laws'. It will begin at 12 pm today. Ahead of the rail roko, police personnel have been deployed at Palwal railway station.
Rakesh Tikait, Bharatiya Kisan Union on farmers' 'rail roko' call today, said, "It'll begin at 12 pm and go on till 3-4 pm. Trains aren't plying anyway. It'll be done peacefully. We'll provide water, milk, lassi and fruits to people who will be found stranded. We will tell them about our issues." Farmers' Protest: Supreme Court Appointed Panel on Farms Laws Holds Discussions With Industry.
Police personnel deployed at Palwal Railway Station
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2021
The two sides have held 11 rounds of talks thus far, the last of which took place on January 22. In view of the impending blockade, several trains have been diverted or cancelled in Punjab on Thursday.