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Farmers threaten to block railways : Protest Ongoing

by Smitha S

It’s been 16 days since more than thousands of farmers are protesting against the Centre’s agricultural reforms and many are even stil camping in different places at  Delhi broders. The Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has urged union leaders to consider the proposals and also has said he is ready for further discussions with them. He said “The government is ready to consider with an open mind any provision in the new laws where farmers have any issues and wwe want to clarify all their apprehensions.”

 

However the farmer groups on Wednesday had turned down the centre’s written offer to amendments in farm laws and announced a list of plans to escalate their protest. They also have announced that they will block railway tracks if their demands are not fulfilled by the government. The farmer unions held a meeting on Thursday and they said they will soon announce a date for blocking tracks across the country.

 

“We will block railway tracks if our demands are not met. We will decide on the date and announce it soon. The blocking os tracks will not be limited to Haryana and Punjab but it will be done across the country.” said Boota Singh the leader of the farmers.

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