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'Rail Roko' agitation: 293 trains hit, SKM says protest was peaceful

The SKM said during the 'rail roko' protest, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 18, 2021 20:47 IST

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha's six-hour 'rail roko' protest over the Lakhimpur violence on Monday affected 130 locations in the Northern Railway zone and hindered the running of 50 trains, said its chief public relation officer (CPRO). In the North Western Railway (NWR), rail traffic was affected in some sections in Rajasthan and Haryana with two trains cancelled, 13 partially cancelled and one diverted due to the protest. The trains that have been affected in the Northern Railway zone include the Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express. The New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express was halted near Shambu station as protesters blocked railway tracks near Sahnewal and Rajpura. All train traffic will be stopped from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday during the 'rail roko' protest over the demand of the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the SKM had said.

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  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    SKM claims Rail Roko protest carried out peacefully

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said Monday's Rail Roko stir taken up by thousands of farmers all over India was carried out peacefully.

    SKM claimed that more than 290 trains were reportedly affected and more than 40 trains cancelled. In Uttar Pradesh, there were many detentions of farmer leaders in numerous places by the UP Police. In Madhya Pradesh, the Police arrested protestors in several places like Guna, Gwalior, Rewa, Bamaniya (in Jhabua) and other places.

     

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    MP 'rail roko' : Farmers sit on railway tracks near Bamnia station; police say train movement not hit

    Farmers squatted on the rail tracks near Bamnia railway station in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' stir over Lakhimpur Kheri violence but were dispersed by the police.

  • 6:49 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    "We don't want to bow down to the government. We want the farm laws to be withdrawn," Tikait says

    Rakesh Tikait, alleging that a huge conspiracy is behing the Singhu border murder, said that the farmers will not bow down to the government. "We want the farm laws to be withdrawn."

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    "Singhu border murder was done under the supervision of police and administration," alleges Tikait

    Rakesh Tikait, speaking to INDIA TV at Ghazipur border said that the Singhu border murder was under the supervision of the police and administrations. 
    "why were the authorites unaware of the murder? its because they were involved too," the BKU leader alleged. 

  • 6:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Farmers have nothing to do in the Singhu border murder case: Tikait

    There was an immediate arrest in the Singhu Border Murder case. Farmers have nothing to do in the murder case.: Tikait

  • 6:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Lakhimpur is not a political issue, the law isn't taking its course: Tikait

    The Lakhimpur incident is not a political issue, it has nothing to do with elections. The law isn't taking its course in this case. Ajay Mishra should be arrested: Tikait

  • 6:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    We haven't used our full force yet: Tikait

    "The government belongs to companies," Rakesh Tikait alleges. "We havent used our force in the farmers' movement yet. Our course will be completed in 3 years," he further added. 

  • 6:33 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    "The government is stubborn," says Tikait

     "Purpose of the farmers' movement has not been fulfilled yet. The government is stubborn" says the BKU chief

  • 5:17 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik said he should have resigned immediately after the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and does not deserve the post in any case.

    Backing the protesting farmers on their demand for the dismissal of Union minister Ajay Mishra, Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik said he should have resigned immediately after the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and does not deserve the post in any case. Malik also said the BJP will not return to power unless the government listens to the farmers agitating over the agri laws, and asserted that he is ready to mediate if the Centre agrees to give legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) for crops. 

     

  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Centre has not spoken to us yet, says Rakesh Tikait

    As the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is staging a nationwide "Rail Roko" protest to demand the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that the government has not spoken to them in this regard yet.

     

  • 4:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Train services were on Monday affected in the East Coast Railway division of Odisha for around 30 minutes to one hour

    Train services were on Monday affected in the East Coast Railway division of Odisha for around 30 minutes to one hour owing to the 'rail roko' agitation by farmers, demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union minister Ajay Mishra for his alleged involvement in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence earlier this month.

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    In Rajasthan, farmers held a protest on the tracks in Hanumangarh district

    In Rajasthan, farmers held a protest on the tracks in Hanumangarh district and at the entrance of Jaipur Junction station and raised slogans against the Central and the Uttar Pradesh governments.

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

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

    Agitations were held at Punjab's Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Moga, Patiala and Ferozepur, and Haryana's Charkhi Dadri, Sonipat, Kurukshetra, Jind, Karnal and Hisar. In Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, Bharatiya Kisan Union workers halting the Amritsar-Delhi and the Jalandhar Express trains by staging a dharna on rail tracks.

  • 3:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    In the North Western Railway (NWR) zone, rail traffic was affected in some sections in Rajasthan and Haryana with 18 trains cancelled, 10 partially cancelled and one diverted due to the protest.

    In the North Western Railway (NWR) zone, rail traffic was affected in some sections in Rajasthan and Haryana with 18 trains cancelled, 10 partially cancelled and one diverted due to the protest. 

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Train movement affected in Punjab

    Punjab: Passengers face problems as train movement is affected due to farmers union call for 'Rail Roko' agitation 

  • 2:49 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Protesters at Ludhiana railway tracks

    Protesters block railway tracks at Ludhiana railway station 

  • 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Police remove protesters from Kachiguda Railway Station

    Hyderabad: Police personnel attempt to stop members of various farmer unions during a protest as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'rail roko' agitation demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, at Kachiguda Railway Station in Hyderabad

    India Tv - Rail Roko agitation LIVE Updates

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    Hyderabad: Police personnel attempt to stop members of various farmer unions during a protest as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'rail roko' agitation demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, at Kachiguda Railway Station in Hyderabad

  • 2:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Farmers block tracks in Amritsar

    Amritsar: Farmers 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 Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar district

    India Tv - Rail Roko agitation LIVE Updates

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    Amritsar: Farmers 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 Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, at Devi Dass Pura in Amritsar district

  • 2:45 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Protesters block tracks in Patiala

    Patiala: Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government

    India Tv - Rail Roko agitation LIVE Updates

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    Patiala: Members of various farmers organizations black railway tracks during a protest against central government

  • 2:43 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Farmers block railway tracks in Bahadurgarh

    Bahadurgarh: Farmers 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 Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in Bahadurgarh

    India Tv - Rail Roko agitation LIVE Updates

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    Bahadurgarh: Farmers 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 Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in Bahadurgarh

  • 2:36 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Route of Ahmedabad-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Special train changed

    Route of Ahmedabad-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Special train has been changed. The train which departed from Ahmedabad on Saturday will run on the changed route via Rewari-Delhi-Pathankot to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

  • 2:35 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Bathinda-Rewari Special train, Sirsa-Ludhiana Special train cancelled

    The Bathinda-Rewari Special train and the Sirsa-Ludhiana Special train will remain cancelled today

     

     

  • 2:35 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Train movement on several routes affected

    An NWR spokesperson has said rail traffic on Bhiwani-Rewari, Sirsa-Rewari, Loharu-Hisar, Suratgarh-Bathinda, Sirsa-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Bathinda, Rohtak-Bhiwani, Rewari-Sadulpur, Hisar-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Sadulpur and Sri Ganganagar-Rewari sections were affected due to the agitation.

  • 2:31 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express halted near Shambhu station

    New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express was halted near Shambu station as protesters blocked railway tracks near Sahnewal and Rajpura

  • 1:36 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Train movement not obstructed, says UP ADG

    Train movement is not obstructed anywhere, we have deployed additional forces at several railway stations. Officers have been deployed at some relevant and sensitive locations as well, who are in talks with the farm unions and leaders: UP Law & Order ADG Prashant Kumar

  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: 130 locations affected due to agitation

    About 130 locations were affected due to agitation in Punjab and Haryana, Firozpur and Ambala divisions. Nearly 50 trains are affected as of now, says Northern Railway

  • 1:27 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Protesters block train in Modinagar | VIDEO

    Video shows protesters blocking train movement in Uttar Pradesh's Modinagar. The farmers' union has called for 'rail roko' agitation today over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, demanding the arrest and removal of MoS Ajay Sharma. 

  • 1:25 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Protesters block tracks at Sonipat

    Protesters block railway tracks in Haryana's Sonipat

  • 1:13 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Chandigarh-bound train terminated at Dappar

    Passengers of a Chandigarh bound train say they are facing trouble as the train was terminated at Dappar station in Dera Bassi tehsil of SAS Nagar district, due to the ongoing 'Rail roko' agitation by farmers' union

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Patrolling at all railway stations and tracks

    Government Railway Police is patrolling all railway stations and tracks. Till now, there are no reports of disturbance at any railway tracks or cancellation of trains. We're working in close coordination with GRP of neighbouring states: Harendra Singh, DCP Railways on 'Rail Roko'

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Security enhanced at Modinagar railway station

    Following the farmer unions' call for 'Rail Roko' protests on Monday, security has been tightened at Modinagar Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

    Aditya Prajapati, SDM, Modi Nagar said, "In view of the rail roko movement, police force of four police stations in Ghaziabad district has been deployed at Modinagar railway station. Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has also been set up. Two passenger trains have passed from here since 10 am, while 8-10 trains have to pass till 4 pm. The administration has appealed to the farmers that the passengers should not face trouble because of the agitation."

  • 12:21 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: 4 rail sections blocked

    Four rail sections have been blocked by protesters

    India Tv - Rail Roko agitation LIVE Updates

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    Rail roko agitation: Sections blocked by protesters

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: 30 locations affected, says Northern Railway CRPO

    As of now, 30 locations are affected and 8 trains regulated in Northern Railway Zone: CPRO, Northern Railway on 'Rail roko' agitation

  • 11:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Ferozepur division sections blocked

    Four sections of the Ferozepur division have been blocked by the protesters. The Ferozepur-Fazilka section in Ferozepur city and the Ferozepur-Ludhiana section at Ajitwal in Moga are affected.

  • 10:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Protestors block railway tracks at Bahadurgarh

    Protestors block railway tracks at Bahadurgarh in protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident

  • 10:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Rapid Action Force deployed at Sonipat railway station

    Rapid Action Force deployed at Sonipat Railway Station, in the wake of 'Rail roko' call by Samyukta Kisan Morcha in protest against Lakhimpur Kheri incident

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Train movement not affected so far

    Northern Railway so far not affected due to the rail roko agitation, police and security forces have been deployed. The farmers have yet not gathered at the railway tracks due to rains in some regions.

  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Rakesh Tikait comments on rail roko agitation

    Commenting on today's rail roko agitation, Rakesh Tikait said, "This agitation is for the arrest of Ajay Mishra Teni in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. This agitation will be pan-India, but we'll stop it if the police arrest Mishra. We want Teni's resignation and arrest."

    "The Lakhimpur Kheri incident is related to us and hence we are protesting against it. The arrest and removal of Ajay Mishra is a demand which is added to our demand of reversal of three farm laws," Tikait said. 

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Farm law protestors sit on railway track in Amritsar

    Farm law protestors sit on the railway track at Devi Dasspura village in Amritsar following the farmer's union call for 'Rail Roko Andolan' today

  • 9:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Action against those who take part in agitation, say Lucknow Police

    Police to take action against those who will participate in the 'Rail Roko Andolan' called by farmers organization. 144 CrPC is also imposed in the district and will impose NSA if anyone tries to disrupt normalcy: Lucknow Police

  • 9:12 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: Farmers to stop train traffic for 6 hours today

    The SKM said during the 'rail roko' protest, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

  • 9:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rail Roko LIVE: SKM's statement on agitation today

    Announcing the rail roko agitation, the SKM yesterday had said, "To press for its demand for MoS Home Ajay Mishra's dismissal and arrest, so that justice can be secured in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has announced a nation-wide Rail Roko program tomorrow. SKM put out a call to its constituents to stop rail traffic for six hours on October 18, between 10 am and 4 pm. The SKM asks for this action to be taken up peacefully, without any destruction and damage of any kind to any railway property."