Lucknow Imposes Section 144 Over Rail Roko Farmer Silent Protests
Lucknow -Organized under the bigger wing of farmers’ bodies, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has organized a six-hour-long ‘rail roko’ protest today, in UP, Punjab and Haryana. In response, the UP government has already imposed Section 144, which prevents the assembly of four or more people.
In the latest update, a railway official has informed that four sections of the Ferozepur division have been blocked by farmer-protesters. The Ferozepur-Fazilka section in Ferozepur city and the Ferozepur-Ludhiana section at Ajitwal in Moga stand affected, the official said.
Those in violation of Section 144, or in an attempt to do so in order to “disrupt normalcy will be booked under the National Security Act (NSA),” the police also said. The whole peaceful protest could be seen in video grabs where farmers are thronging railway lines in different parts of the country.
Over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, farmers have asked for a Rail Roko agitation. Farmers have been seen thronging rail tracks in Punjab and Haryana, hitting the commuters and rail schedules. In their own way, farmers are up and arms against the serving Union Minister of Home Affairs, Ajay Misra Teni and are demanding his removal from the Cabinet following the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which his son Ashish Misra is the main accused.
While Ashish was questioned, no case of murder was registered against him at the local police station where he was brought in with complete police protection. Within their reasons of protests, continues to be the three Central farm laws. Meanwhile, the UP police has warned of dire consequences against the protesting farmers. Both Ashish Misra and his father has refuted any claims to the unfortunate incident where a car drove over farmers killing them on the spot.