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Celebration, caution at epicentre of ‘rail roko’ protests in Punjab

Farm laws repealed: On Friday, the railway tracks in Punjab bore no reminders of the protest, but the excitement due to the fresh development was palpable.
Farmers shout slogans while blocking a railway track during their protest against the farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura, in September last year. The farm laws were repealed by the Centre on Friday. (PTI)
Farmers shout slogans while blocking a railway track during their protest against the farm laws, at Devi Dass Pura, in September last year. The farm laws were repealed by the Centre on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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ByShiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, Amritsar

Police, SIT release photos of Lakhimpur violence suspects; seek cooperation

As many as 10 accused have been arrested so far, which includes Union MoS and BJP leader Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra as well. The development comes after farmers held a six-hour ‘Rail Roko’ agitation on Monday, calling for the resignation of Teni in the matter.
Photos of suspects in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case released by Uttar Pradesh police and the Special Investigation Team. (ANI Photo)
Photos of suspects in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case released by Uttar Pradesh police and the Special Investigation Team. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:29 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After rail roko, Tikait says will continue such protests till Teni resigns

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said Union minister Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ will “influence the investigation” into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and try to “save himself”.
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni cannot “roam out in the open.” (ANI Photo)
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni cannot “roam out in the open.” (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:44 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No disturbances, train cancellations in Delhi, say police on 'rail roko'

“The Government Railway Police (GRP) is patrolling all railway stations and tracks. Till now, there are no reports of a disturbance at any railway tracks or cancellation of trains,” deputy commissioner of police (railways) Harendra Kumar Singh said.
Around 50 trains and 130 locations were impacted by the protesting farmers in Punjab and Haryana, during the rail roko protests.(HT Photo)
Around 50 trains and 130 locations were impacted by the protesting farmers in Punjab and Haryana, during the rail roko protests.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 03:05 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

50 trains across 130 locations affected amid farmers’ ‘rail roko' agitation

  • Farmers on Monday are holding an agitation over the violence in the Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.
Members of various farmers organizations block railway tracks during the 'rail roko' protest against the central government in Patiala.(PTI)
Members of various farmers organizations block railway tracks during the 'rail roko' protest against the central government in Patiala.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 02:47 PM IST
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