KOLKATA/BARIPADA/RANCHI, Sep. 21, 2022 (TBINN)
Members of Kurmi Community blocked railway tracks for several hours in various parts of eastern India demanding Scheduled Tribe (S.T.) status, affecting train services in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Their agitation, also to press for inclusion of Kurmali Language in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution, continued for over 18 hours in two stations of Khemasuli and Kustaur under the South-eastern Railway.
However, the blockade was lifted in several other stations at different times, a railway official said