The rail roko farmers’ agitation in Punjab, which was scheduled to conclude on September 26, has been extended by three days, Sarwan Singh Pandher, State Secretary of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti informed on Friday.
The Railways has cancelled at least various special trains running from the Ferozepur division from September 24 to 26, following the strike call bt farmers. The decision was taken in view of the safety of passengers and the protection of railway property.
“On September 27, members of women’s groups will join the protest, while on September 28, youth will take part in the protest on the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary,” Pandher said.
“We will not allow any leaders of the political parties to address the farmers at the protest site. Our struggle will continue till recently passed farm bills are not withdrawn,” he added.