Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], September 20 (ANI): Members of the Kurmi community protested outside the Muri Junction railway station, located under Ranchi Division demanding ST (Scheduled Tribe) status for their community.
The protesters were demanding ST (Scheduled Tribe) status for their community as well as the inclusion of the Kurmali language in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution.
The protesters have announced an indefinite ‘Rail Roko’ (stopping passage of trains) from Wednesday. However, the protesters were stopped by the police at a distance away from the railway station.
The Ranchi Rail Division took all possible steps to maintain law and order in the wake of the agitation called by Kurmi organisations.
The Kurmis were expected to hit the railway tracks at nine locations across Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal.
“The RPF would be deploying its 150 jawans at Muri while the district administration is also expected to post another 300 police jawans so that no untoward incident takes place,” Pawan Kumar, Divisional Security Commissioner of Ranchi Division under South Eastern Railways said. (ANI)
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