'Rail Roko' protest by farmers disrupts train services in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

Farmers squatted on rail tracks at several places on Monday morning as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's six-hour 'rail

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Various farmer organisations block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, at Amritsar railyway station on October 18.(PTI)

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The stir affected 150 locations in the Northern Railway zone and hindered the running of 60 trains causing inconvenience to passengers.(PTI)

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Members of Bharatiya Kisan Union stage a protest against the Center Government demanding strict action against those involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, at Dhablaan village near Patiala on October 18.(PTI)

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Farmers sleep on the tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'rail roko' protest over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar district.(PTI)

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Farmers shout slogans as they gather at a railway station in Amritsar on October 18 during nationwide 'Rail Roko' or stopping of trains protest days after eight people died in an incident involving protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. (AFP)

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Agitations were held at Punjab's Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Moga, Patiala and Ferozepur, and Haryana's Charkhi Dadri, Sonipat, Kurukshetra, Jind, Karnal and Hisar.(PTI)

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Protesting farmers, including women, raised slogans against the BJP-led government and demanded the arrest of Ajay Mishra. Security was deployed at rail stations in the wake of the protest.(PTI)

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State joint secretary of Samyukt Kisan Morc (SKM) Sanjay Madhav said, "We have not been allowed to enter the Jaipur junction so we have started the dharna at the entrance."(PTI)

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At Ludhiana railway station, one of the busiest in Punjab, a person headed for Jodhpur rued that he came to know about the protest after reaching the station. "They should think about the public,” he added.(AFP)

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Four of the eight people who died in the violence on October 3 were farmers, allegedly knocked down by a vehicle carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers then allegedly lynched some people in the vehicles.(PTI)

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Farmers have claimed that Ashish Mishra was in one of the vehicles, an allegation denied by him and Ajay Mishra who say they can produce evidence to prove he was at an event at that time.(AFP)

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