- The SKM has asked its constituents to stop rail traffic on Monday from 10 am to 4 pm as part of the ‘rail roko’ agitation
New Delhi: Rail services in the country were affected because of the nation-wide ‘rail roko’ agitation by farmers. The protesting farmers are demanding the removal of Union Minister Ajay Mishra whose son Ashish Mishra is accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.
As per the chief public relations officer of Northern Railway, 30 locations have been affected and 8 trains regulated in Northern Railway Zone.
In a statement on Sunday, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha had said, “To press for its demand for Ajay Mishra’s dismissal and arrest, so that justice can be secured in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, SKM has announced a nation-wide rail roko program on October 18.”
It further added, “SKM put out a call to its constituents to stop rail traffic for six hours on October 18, between 10 am and 4 pm. SKM asked for this action to be taken up peacefully, without any destruction and damage of any kind to any railway property.”
At least four farmers died after a jeep mowed them down in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. According to other farmers, Ashish Mishra was responsible for the deaths.
Since then, farmers and Opposition parties have been demanding the removal of minister Ajay Mishra.
An FIR in the matter was registered, and Ashsish Mishra was booked for murder.
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