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Farmers withdraw dharna on rail tracks near Amritsar after 169 days

by Raju Vernekar
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IT Correspondent
New Delhi, Mar 12:

The passenger and goods train services on Amritsar sector will resume shortly,  since the farmers have suspended their 169-day long ‘dharna’ on tracks at Jandiala Guru Railway Station, Amritsar since Thursday, Gurpreet Khera, Dy Commissioner said.
The farmers on Thursday announced to suspend their agitation for the time being, ahead of the wheat harvest season. A group of farmers squatting on railway tracks were protesting against  the Centre’s new farm laws. They suspended their agitation, as suspension of trains caused losses to them and traders.
Savinder Singh, a leader of the Kissan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee which had been spearheading the stir, said they decided to withdraw the rail blockade at Devidaspura on the Amritsar-Delhi route after a meeting of all protesting farmer unions. Devidaspur near Jandiala station is about 25 km from Amritsar railway station.
“Farmers were blocking only passenger trains, but the Centre decided to stop goods trains as well which caused huge losses to farmers, traders and industrialists. In the light of current circumstances, farmers have unanimously resolved to end the stir here,” he said.
Officials said that with the farmers ending their stir here, normal movement of trains will resume within a couple of days.

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