Farmers in Punjab's Amritsar extend rail blockade till next week
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India, Oct. 22 -- Farmers in the Majha region of Punjab on Thursday decided to extend the rail roko agitation for a week even as farmer organisations in other parts of the state lifted the blockade for goods trains till November 5 following the Punjab government's bid to block the Centre's farm laws.
The state core committee of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), which holds sway in the border districts, said the farmers would continue the blockade at Devidas Pura village in Amritsar district till next week when a decision is taken.
The farmers have blocked traffic on the Amritsar-Delhi route for the past 29 days.
KMSC state general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said the agitation has been extended in view of the indifferent...
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