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Agitated Farmers In Punjab Allow Train Services To Resume From Nov 23 India News


NEW DELHI: Farmers in Punjab protesting against three new farm laws have decided to lift their rail blockade effective November 23.
The farmers’ unions said they will lift the blockade for 15 days during which the central government should hold talks, adding that the protests will resume if the government does not solve the problem.
“The farmers’ unions have announced that they will allow the resumption of all trains from the day after tomorrow for 15 days during which the central government should start talks. If the talks are not held in 15 days, the agitation will resume.” authorities said in a statement.
The decision to allow passenger trains in the state came after a meeting of representatives of peasant leaders with Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Welcoming the farmers’ decision to end the rail blockade for 15 days, Amarinder Singh said the move will restore normalcy to our economy.
“I had a fruitful meeting with the Kisan unions. Happy to share that as of the evening of November, the Kisan unions have decided to end the rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step as it will restore normalcy in our economy. I urge the central government to resume rail services to Punjab immediately, “Amarinder said in a tweet.

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