Definition of roko in English:

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roko

Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊkəʊ/

noun (plural rokos)

Indian
A protest or demonstration, typically one that involves the obstruction of a railway or road: services to and from Bangalore were affected today due to the rail roko
More example sentences
  • Students and the public staged a Rasta roko on Monday against the poor state of the road disrupting traffic for hours together.
  • On the evening of April 22, another crowd of residents of Bombay gathered, this time on Marine Drive and staged a Rasta roko.
  • We would have called a Rasta roko or a chakka jaam, except that we realised that we'd simply be replicating what's already happened.

Origin

Hindi, from roknaa 'prevent, hinder'.

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