Photos: Farmers’ “Rail Roko” agitation observed in several parts of the country

  • A nationwide “Rail Roko” protest called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha against the new farm laws was observed between 12 noon and 4 pm on February 18. The "rail roko" marks the 85th day since farmers from gathered at Delhi’s borders to express discontentment with new farm laws.

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Farmers sitting on railway track to stop trains as part of protests against farm laws, in Sonipat, Haryana on February 18. After the Republic Day tractor rally and a 'chakka jaam' blockade on February 6, the 'rail roko' is the third major protest by the farmers in their continued agitation against the three farm laws.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Farmers sitting on railway track to stop trains as part of protests against farm laws, in Sonipat, Haryana on February 18. After the Republic Day tractor rally and a 'chakka jaam' blockade on February 6, the 'rail roko' is the third major protest by the farmers in their continued agitation against the three farm laws.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Farmers sit blocking a railway track in Patiala during the a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, on February 18.The SKM had said that the rail roko agitation will be done in a peaceful manner and food with refreshments to be provided to people stranded due to the protest, PTI reported.(PTI)

Farmers sit blocking a railway track in Patiala during the a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, on February 18.The SKM had said that the rail roko agitation will be done in a peaceful manner and food with refreshments to be provided to people stranded due to the protest, PTI reported.(PTI)

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A demonstrator with a farm union's flag while blocking railway tracks in Sonipat on February 18. The farmers have asserted that the protests will go indefinitely till the three reform laws enacted by the government in September last year are completely rolled back.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A demonstrator with a farm union's flag while blocking railway tracks in Sonipat on February 18. The farmers have asserted that the protests will go indefinitely till the three reform laws enacted by the government in September last year are completely rolled back.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) activists blocking a railway track during the "rail roko" demonstration in Ranchi on February 18.(PTI)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) activists blocking a railway track during the "rail roko" demonstration in Ranchi on February 18.(PTI)

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Demonstrators blocking railway tracks as part of protests against new farm laws, in Sonipat on February 18. The announcement of the “rail roko” last week came amid the ongoing protests against the laws at Delhi's borders and 'mahapanchayats' that are being organised in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to garner support for the movement.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Demonstrators blocking railway tracks as part of protests against new farm laws, in Sonipat on February 18. The announcement of the “rail roko” last week came amid the ongoing protests against the laws at Delhi's borders and 'mahapanchayats' that are being organised in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to garner support for the movement.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Police personnel patrolling the New Ghaziabad railway station during the four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration, on February 18. The Railways has deployed 20 additional companies of Railway Protection Special Force across the country with focus on Punjab, Haryana, UP and West Bengal.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Police personnel patrolling the New Ghaziabad railway station during the four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration, on February 18. The Railways has deployed 20 additional companies of Railway Protection Special Force across the country with focus on Punjab, Haryana, UP and West Bengal.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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Members of various farmer organisations sit blocking a railway track in Patiala on February 18. The three farm laws enacted last year, have been projected by the government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.(PTI)

Members of various farmer organisations sit blocking a railway track in Patiala on February 18. The three farm laws enacted last year, have been projected by the government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.(PTI)

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A large number of demonstrators at a railway station in Amritsar on February 18. Protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of Minimum Support Price and do away with the mandis, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.(Narinder Nanu / AFP)

A large number of demonstrators at a railway station in Amritsar on February 18. Protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of Minimum Support Price and do away with the mandis, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.(Narinder Nanu / AFP)

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A farmer lies across a rail track while protesting at Modinagar railway station in Ghaziabad district on February 18. The farmers protests at Delhi borders continue with 11 rounds of talks between their leaders and the central government having failed to break the deadlock.(Anindito Mukherjee / Bloomberg)

A farmer lies across a rail track while protesting at Modinagar railway station in Ghaziabad district on February 18. The farmers protests at Delhi borders continue with 11 rounds of talks between their leaders and the central government having failed to break the deadlock.(Anindito Mukherjee / Bloomberg)

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