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High Court summons Punjab AG and farmer Union leaders over rail blockade

March 05, 2019 08:24 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court today summoned Advocate General of Punjab and leaders of rarmer's Union sitting on dharna on the railway track in Amritsar causing hindrance in rail traffic.

Indian Raiwlays has cancelled about 25 trains between Amritsar and Delhi while 85 trains havee been affected due to dharna. The farmers protesting against callous attitude of Capt Amarinder Singh Government and ignoring their demand of waiving off all debt of farmers.

A High Court bench today while hearing a Public Interest Litigation asked the Punjab AG Atul Nanda to appear in person on March 6. The High Court has also summoned leaders of farmer unions to present their case before court.

The farmers and farm labourers under the banner of Kissan Mazdoor Sangharash Committee were holding dharna on rail track at Jandiala Guru near Amritsar. The Committee has demanded complete loan waiver, Rs.1 per unit power tariff and 15 interest on the pending payment of sugarcane and waiving off pending electricity bills of khet mazdoors.

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