Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News February 18 Highlights: Few farmers conducted rail roko at Yeshwanthpur railway station in Bengaluru today in solidarity with the protesting farmers in Delhi. A farmers’ leader said, “When we arrived to railway station we were not allowed to demonstrate rail roko by police here. Why should we wait for the police to give permission when it was nationally announced by farm unions?”
Earlier, Kurubur Shanthakumar, president of Karnataka Union of farmer organisations had said, “The rail roko will be held from 12 am to 3 pm in Karnataka to impress upon the Central government to fulfil the demands of farmers groups.”
Thousands of farmers from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hubbuli-Dharwad, Belagavi and other parts of Karnataka will be staging protests at key railway junctions in the state.