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October 2, 2022 2:22 AM

Train services affected as Kurmis stage protest demanding Scheduled Tribe status

by: Sayantan Barua

Train services affected as Kurmis stage protest demanding Scheduled Tribe status

Train services affected as Kurmis stage protest demanding Scheduled Tribe status

by: Sayantan Barua

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TW Newsdesk, Sept 22: A ‘Rail Roko’ was staged by members of the Kurmi community in Purulia district of West Bengal continued for the second day over their demand for Scheduled Tribe status.

In view of the protests, 53 trains were cancelled, 33 trains short-terminated, and various others were rescheduled, the Indian Railways stated, adding services were affected in various parts of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. The protest was mainly centered around Kastaur and Khemasuli stations in West Bengal as hundreds blocked the railway tracks seeking ST status.

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