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Another village joins issue against refinery

HT Correspondent   Bathinda, April 11, 2013
First Published: 22:05 IST(11/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:06 IST(11/4/2013)

Villagers protesting against the Guru Gobind Singh oil refinery on Thursday blocked both gates of the refinery, which open towards another village, Phulo Khari. They have threatened to occupy the main gate of the refinery on Friday.

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According to sources, the dharna started by Kankwal village residents on Monday at the railway track used by the refinery for transportation has been affecting the business.

Around 150 bogies are reportedly stranded inside the refinery, waiting for the protestors to free the track. The villagers are demanding that they be relocated to some other place.

Meanwhile, residents of Phulo Khari village also joined the protest. Villagers have threatened to occupy the main gate of the refinery that is being used to transport petroleum products by road. The administration has failed to convince the villagers to lift the dharna.

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