Tikait says ‘Rail Roko’ will be peaceful; security stepped up near tracks

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said 'Rail Roko' (train blockade) protest, as part of protests against farm laws, will be done in a peaceful manner and food & refreshments will be provided to people stranded. “Rail roko protest will begin at 12 pm and go on till 3-4 pm. Trains are not plying anyway. It'll be done peacefully. We'll provide water, milk, lassi and fruits to people who are stranded. We will inform them about our issues," he said. Meanwhile, security has been several parts of the national capital, especially near railway tracks, in view of the protest. The railways has deployed 20 additional companies of the Railway Protection Special Force across the country, with focus on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Farmers have been protesting at various Delhi borders against the new farm laws. Talks between the farmer unions and the Centre were inconclusive. Watch the full video for more.