Many trains canceled due to Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand, business affected, agitators adamant on demands

Pankaj Prasad
Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand
Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand

The agitation of the Kurmi community for the inclusion of Kurmi in the Scheduled Caste (ST) and other demands continued for the third day.

The agitation of the Kurmi community for the inclusion of Kurmi in the Scheduled Caste (ST) and other demands continued for the third day. The Baharagora, Barsol, Chakulia and Ghatshila sub-divisions of Jharkhand adjoining West Bengal are greatly affected by this movement. The railway track in Khemasoli in West Bengal and the highway jam in Lodhasoli have affected business badly. Due to this, fish, vegetables, flowers, milk in hundreds of trucks have been ruined due to being stuck in jam for 3 days. Jhargram district remains hostage. Every way to enter this district is blocked.

Kurmi Protest: Many trains canceled due to Krdmi agitation in Jharkhand, business affected, agitators adamant on demands
Along with the railway, the agitators have also taken over the highway. Lodhasoli Highway near Jhargram is jammed for 3 days. Due to this indefinite jam, there is no way to enter Jhargram. This has badly affected the business here. The main demands of the Kurmi society are to give ST status to the Kurmi, to recognize the Kudmali language and to implement the Sarna Dharma Code.

Kurmi Protest: Many trains canceled due to Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand, business affected, agitators adamant on demands
Every day fish, milk, vegetables and other items come to Jhargram, which are not coming for 3 days. This has had a bad effect on business. Good business is done in Durga Puja in the Jharkhand-Bengal border areas. Traders are troubled by the jam. The Kurmi community is not in a mood to compromise with their demands. The police is withdrawing from the use of force. Every day people are troubled in the jam.

Kurmi Protest: Many trains canceled due to Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand, business affected, agitators adamant on demands
Due to the jam, all the trains of Kharagpur Tata Main Route were canceled on the third day. Thousands of people are affected. The most impact has been on the traders of vegetables, flowers, milk, chhena.

Kurmi Protest: Many trains canceled due to Kurmi agitation in Jharkhand, business affected, agitators adamant on demands
The economy in the Jharkhand-Bengal border areas has been ruined due to such massive agitations before Durga Puja. Traders of clothes and shoes are not able to do business from Kolkata.