KMSC stages ‘rail roko’ protest in support of farmers’ demands


Farmers’ outfit Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) on Sunday held a rail roko protest at Batala railway station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur in support of myriad demands, including fair compensation to farmers for land acquired for road projects and crop loss due to inclement weather.Farmers put up tents at the railway station and squatted on the rail track.
Speaking to reporters, KMSC general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said they are demanding fair compensation for land acquired for road projects.Raising the issue of extensive crop damage due to untimely rains and hailstorms in the state, Pandher sought a compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre to the affected farmers.