Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Protesters stop Jammu bound trains at Kathua

BJP Kissan Morcha activists under the leadership of its State President Swaran Singh on Tuesday stopped two trains at Kathua in protest against fixation of less price for wheat this year. District President of Morcha Jaggar Singh, ex-President Prof Sain Dass Gupta, Dr Narinder Singh Jasrotia, Prem Nath Dogra, Gopal Mahajan and Babloo Sarpanch were prominent among others who participated in the protest.

 The protesters stopped the Jammu – Mumbai Sawraj Express (down) train and Amritsar – Jammu Tata Morie (up) trains at Kathua.  They said the government is hell bent to cause loses to them by fixing the rates of wheat at Rs 500 per quintal which is less than even the cost price of a farmer.

 Criticising the government, the speakers said that the farmers were not paid the agreed prices of rice last time due to which they suffered heavy loss, adding that on the one hand government makes tall claims of making efforts to boost the agriculture but on the other it is discouraging them from field activities in view of persistent losses.  They demanded implementation of Swami Nath Commission’s Report.

 Senior police officers including  Dy SP Daljit Singh, SHO Kathua B.S Manhas, Incharge Police Post Hatli Morh Niaz Ali and those of Railway Police from Jammu reached the spot and dispersed the protesters, thus restoring the rail traffic.

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