Farmers had been sitting on roads, railway stations and tracks for nearly two months.
Modi govt had by and large ignored them – like they have every other dissenting voice (if not outright crush it).
Farmers needed fertilizers for rabi sowing.
Modi govt saw an opportunity to force the farmers to leave railway tracks and stations, and hence leave their protest.
Farmers moved away from tracks and stations and said you can run goods trains.
Modi govt said no goods trains if no passenger trains. When you have the opponent by their throat why relent?
Farmers took another step back. The trains started.
What can people do against an inconsiderate ruler?
Some convert that adversity into opportunity.
TRAINS JAM-PACKED AS PUNJAB FARMERS LEAVE FOR DELHI - THE TRIBUNE 14-DEC-20
Alluding towards the heavy presence of farmers heading to take part in the agitation, an elated Gursewak Singh (60) said, “The Dainik Express from Bathinda to Delhi has turned into ‘Kisan Express’ now. Resumption of train services has indeed served as an easy mode of transportation for thousands of farmers travelling to and from Delhi borders.”
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