Farmers protesting towards the three agricultural legal guidelines have known as a 12-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’. The nationwide shutdown started at 6 am on Friday. The pan-India blockade has been known as to mark the completion of 4 months of protests towards the legal guidelines, which started on the borders of Delhi on November 26 final 12 months.
Rail and highway transportation companies are prone to be affected and markets could stay closed in elements of the nation on Friday as farmer unions protesting towards the three agri legal guidelines have known as an entire ”Bharat Bandh”, even because it won’t be noticed in 4 poll-bound states and Puducherry.
Here are the most recent updates on Bharat Bandh
- Farmers in Punjab’s Amritsar have blocked railway tracks at Wallah. Punjab, and its neighbouring state of Haryana, are prone to witness a full, 12-hour bandh as nearly all of protesters are from the 2 northern states.
- Farmers blocked the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border in view of the 12-hour bandh call. “Traffic movement is closed on both carriageways of Ghazipur border,” news agency ANI quoted Delhi Police as saying, earlier in the day.
- Farmers’ unions have also blocked Bhai Ghaniya Chowk in Bhatinda, an intersection that connects the city with Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Ferozepur, as well as Rajasthan.
- Among southern states, the blockade is likely to be most effective in Andhra Pradesh, where the ruling YSR Congress has extended its support to the bandh call.
Confederation of All India Traders, which claimed representation of eight crore traders in the the country, said that markets will remain open on March 26 as it is not participating in the ”Bharat Bandh”.
“We are not going to participate in ”Bharat Bandh” tomorrow. Markets will remain open in Delhi and other parts of the country. The ongoing deadlock can be resolved only through dialogue process. There should be discussions on amendments in the farm laws that can make existing farming profitable,” CAIT’s national general secretary Praveen Khandelwal told PTI.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi’s borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for more than four months, demanding the repeal of farm laws.