Amritsar : As many as sixteen farmer organizations in Punjab are jointly staging Rail Roko (blockade) protests in Devidas Pura falling in the Amritsar, the main Railway line connecting the city with the national capital Delhi .
Confirming the Rail Roko program against the Centre Government SKM (Samyukt Kisan Morcha) Spokesperson Gurbahcan Singh Chabba said today sixteen farmers outfit would not allow entry or leave the train in Amritsar from today 12.00. p.m onwards till September 30.
Chabba further informed that farmers unions including Kissan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) would carry their protest in Punjab and Haryana too. He said that farmer’s outfits have planned to stage rail blockades at 12 locations in various districts in Punjab.
Talking about the demands of farmers, Chabba said that farmers unions demand Rs 50,000 crore flood relief package for north Indian states, legal guarantee to minimum support price (MSP) on farm produce and 200 work days under MGNREGA.
Adding further he said that farmer unions were also claiming regarding flood damage in North India. As the central government should release a special package of 50 thousand crore rupees for North India besides setting up a high-level investigation committee to investigate the causes of the flood and action should be taken against the culprits by investigating unnatural factors such as building constructions in drainage channels, tampering with the natural flow of rivers, etc.
A guarantee law should be made on the purchase of all crops MSP and the rate of all crops should as per the recommendation of the Dr. Swaminathan Commission report, it should be given with a formula of C2+50%. The entire debt of farmers and laborers should be waived off.
Telling more about their demands he said that drugs like heroin smack should strictly be curbed in the whole of North India and rehabilitation should be arranged in the society by providing free treatment and employment to the youth addicted to drugs.
All the police cases slapped during the Delhi march (protest) be canceled, justice should be done in the Lakhimpur Khiri murder case and Central Minister Ajay Mishra should be lodged behind the bars as per law, he said.
A compensation of Rs 10 lakh each should be given to the families of the farmers killed during the farmers agitation and a government job should be given to each family, he quipped.