Farmers’ shutdown in India today


United Kisan Morcha has called a Bharat Bandh on Monday in protest against the Agriculture Act. Tight security arrangements have been made in Delhi-NCR regarding the bandh. People are facing inconvenience due to the bandh on Delhi’s borders. Following a nationwide call to repeal the central agricultural laws, hundreds of farmers on Monday marched on major roads, including the National Highway 1, connecting Delhi with parts of Haryana and Punjab. Highways closed. Along with 40 organizations of United Kisan Morcha, many political parties have supported the bandh. The agitating farmers had started preparations for the last several days to make the bandh successful from 6 am to 4 pm on Monday. Its effect was also visible on Monday morning. There was a long jam at the border near Delhi and office-goers on the first day of the week faced a lot of trouble.

Farmers’ organizations say that Bharat Bandh will be implemented peacefully. In a statement, the United Kisan Morcha said that the emergency service will not be stopped during the bandh. There will be no restriction on emergency establishments, hospitals, drug shops, ambulances, relief and rescue operations and private emergency services. Support of political parties The farmers protesting against the agriculture law also urged all the people to support this bandh. Political parties have supported this bandh. Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal, Samajwadi Party, BSP, TMC, Aam Aadmi Party, YSR Congress and Left parties have supported the bandh. Congress has asked its workers, state unit chiefs and heads of organizations affiliated to the party to join the bandh.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday supported the farmers’ Bharat bandh. He tweeted and said, “Farmers of the country, who disagree and unhappy with the three agricultural laws made hastily by the Center, have been agitating the whole country and especially in the states around Delhi for almost 10 months, demanding their return.” He further wrote, “There is also an appeal to the Central Government to show proper sympathy and sensitivity towards the farmers’ society, withdraw all the three disputed agricultural laws, bring forth a new law with proper consultation and their consent so that this problem can be resolved” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee said on Sunday that she would not support the Bharat Bandh but was with him on the issue of farmers. During the campaign for the Bhawanipur assembly by-election, she said that if needed, she will go to Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to support the farmers. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has supported the bandh by tweeting. He wrote, “United Kisan Morcha’s Bharat Bandh has full support of the SP. The arrogant BJP, which does not respect the country’s food donor, has lost its moral right to continue in power. The farmers’ movement has started becoming a cause of disintegration within the BJP.” Former president of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi described the farmers’ movement as a non-violent satyagraha. He wrote, “The farmers’ non-violent satyagraha is intact even today, but the exploitation-car government does not like it.


That’s why #AajBharatBand_Hai” is adamant Kisan Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has said that he is not going to back down from his demands. He told reporters, “Agriculture Minister is saying that come for talks. We want to ask the Agriculture Minister that the government should tell us the time and place. In the meantime, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has appealed to the farmers to leave the path of agitation and adopt the path of dialogue. It has been talked about many times, but still if they have any word left then the government is ready for talks.Farmers have been agitating for the last 10 months demanding the withdrawal of three new agricultural laws..



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