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Over 600 sugarcane farmers block rail, road traffic in Hoshiarpur

Press Trust of India  |  Hoshiarpur 

Over 600 farmers Wednesday blocked vehicular and rail traffic at Bhangala, 70 kms from here, in protest against non-payment of their dues by various mills.

Under the banner of Pagri Sambhal Jatta Lehar, agitating farmers, led by Kamalpreet Singh Kakki, of the outfit, blocked vehicular and rail traffic from 11 am to 4:45 pm.

The traffic on Jalandhar-Pathankot rail section was diverted from section and vehicular traffic on alternative routes.

The protesters lifted the blockade after the SSP of Hoshiarpur and ADCs (General), Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur intervened in the matter.

They assured farmers that they would arrange their meeting with the regarding their demands.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:35 IST