Farmers halt train to protest ban of rive export

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Jind, Oct 21 (UNI) A large number of farmers and traders today staged a dharna on the railway tracks here to protest against the Central Government's decision to halt the export of non-Basmati rice.

The dharna led to a two hour delay of the 4JPR Jind-Panipat passengers train.

A police contingent tried to persuade the protestors to lift the dharna but they refused to relent. They shouted slogans against the government and demanded that the export band should be lifted first.

It was only on the intervention of Safido SDM Roshan Lal that the 'dharna' was lifted.

UNI

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