Monday, December 7, 2020

Bharat Bandh: Trains stopped as farmers protest

 

Members of a farmers' organisation on Tuesday staged a 'rail roko' in several parts of the country as part of the Bharat Bandh called by agitating farmer unions to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws.

In Maharashtra's Buldhana district, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna members stopped the Chennai-Ahmedabad Navjeevan Express at Malkapur station.

Police detained Sanghatana leader Ravikant Tupkar and his supporters over the incident, after removing them from the rail tracks, an official said.    

Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Dhule, Pune and Solapur are closed during the bandh.

In West Bengal, Odisha, Left parties staged a 'rail roko' on the railway tracks in support of Bharat Bandh by farmer unions.

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