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Intel alert in Punjab after SFJ's Sep 13 'Rail Roko' call
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Intel alert in Punjab after SFJ's Sep 13 'Rail Roko' call
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New Delhi, Sep 7 (TIWN) Security agencies have issued alert to law enforcement agencies and police in Punjab after the banned Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group in its letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has announced 'Rail Roko' (stop trains) call on September 13.

In an email letter to Goyal on Monday morning, US-based SFJ's Attorney and General Counsel Gurpatwant Singh Pannun has cautioned the minister to "cancel all trains in Punjab on September 13 to avoid any mishap".  The SFJ also claimed in the letter to receive "overwhelming response from the farmers who have expressed their intention to effectuate the 'Rail Roko' call through 'chain pulling' on the trains and 'dharnas' (protests) on the tracks throughout Punjab".  The letter blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi government for its "apathy and criminal negligence towards increasing suicides by farmers in Punjab", and mentioned that the SFJ has given the 'Rail Roko' call on September 13 to highlight the "plight of farmers"."We are writing to caution that since public sentiments on farmers suicide are running very high, trains on all routes in Punjab should be cancelled on September 13 to avoid any unpleasant occurrence which may take place if the protesting farmers and their families find the trains running," the letter mentioned.  By running the trains in Punjab on September 13 on a normal schedule, the letter hinted to the Railway Minister that "your government will disrespect the public outcry and will continue railroading farmers' lives".

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