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Farmers in Amritsar stage protest against demonetisation, burn PM Modi’s effigy

Criticising the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by the union government, the activists of Kisan Sangharsh Committee staged a protest and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

punjab Updated: Nov 19, 2016 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent
Agitated members of Kisan Sangharsh Committee protesting against PM Modi’s demonetisation announcement in Chabha village near Amritsar on Friday.
Agitated members of Kisan Sangharsh Committee protesting against PM Modi’s demonetisation announcement in Chabha village near Amritsar on Friday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Criticising the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by the union government, the activists of Kisan Sangharsh Committee staged a protest and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

The agitating framers staged a protest on Amritsar-Tarn Taran Road.

They said that the decision is giving a tough time to the farmers and the people of Punjab.

District chief Gurbachan Singh Chabha said that people are facing numerous problems due to this decision.

And despite being in urgent need, people are being denied money by the bankers due to cash crunch.

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Farmer leaders announced that a permanent protest will start outside Tarn Taran DC office regarding pending demands of the farmers.

Chabha said, “We demand loans of farmers and farm labourers should be waived off and the prices of crop should be according to the report of Swaminathan commission.”

They said that if the demands are not met soon, then the agitation will be intensified.