Mukerian: Parveen Singh Mangat: The farmers of 4 districts of Punjab, including, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Kapurthala staged a massive protest infront of Sugar Mill Mukerian and blocked National Highway 1 (A) (Srinagar-Jalandhar) and Jammu-Jalandhar railway track.
The farmers are demanding the balance payment of sugarcane and cancellation of the decision of closure of the Sugar Mill from next season.
The road and rail traffic is blocked since morning. ADC (G) Rahul Chabba and AC (G) Navneet Kaur Bal have initiated talks with the farmer leaders. Negotiations are going on.
The farmers said that they have brought the eatables and clothes along with them for continuing the protest in the coming days.