As many as 50 trains across 130 locations in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan were affected due to the ongoing 'rail roko' agitation against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, as per reports.
Farmers on Monday are holding a protest over the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on October 3 which led to eight deaths. Among the dead, four were farmers, after a vehicle ran over a group of peaceful protestors.
The six-hour agitation saw farmers demanding strict action against Union Minister of State for home affairs, Ajay Mishra and accused his son, Ashish Mishra. Ashish was sitting in the vehicle that mowed down the farmers.
In the North Western Railway (NWR) zone, train traffic was affected in some sections in Rajasthan and Haryana with two trains cancelled, 13 partially cancelled and one diverted due to the protest.
In Rajasthan, train movements at Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar under the Bikaner division were affected due to the agitation.
The trains that were affected in the Northern Railway zone include the Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express.
However, no train was stopped in Uttar Pradesh after the administration warned of strict measures against those who are found disrupting normalcy.
Notably, the agitation is called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of farmers' union, which has been spearheading the farmers' agitation since last year against the Centre's three farm laws enacted last year.