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Kisan union members protest ban on old tractors in Muzaffarnagar


Devdiscourse News Desk muzaffarnagar India
Updated: 30-11-2018 17:08 IST
Kisan union members protest ban on old tractors in Muzaffarnagar

Members of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) staged a protest at the railway station here demanding to keep tractors out of the list of banned vehicles by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The green tribunal had on November 26, 2016, banned 10-year-old diesel vehicles, including tractors on Delhi-NCR roads to reduce pollution, which was challenged in the Supreme Court, but it was dismissed.

The protesters also forcefully boarded a railway engine in protest against the district administration for seizing tractors of farmers.

Security at the railway station has beefed up in light of protest, officials said.

The Thursday protest was led by the national spokesperson of BKU, Rakesh Tikait, who said, the agitation will continue till their demands are not met.

The union also demanded the ban on government vehicles including train engines which are older than 10 years and gheraoed a fisheries department jeep and a fire brigade vehicle too.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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