Bharat Bandh: Road, rail transport, markets to remain closed from 6 am to 6 pm nationwide

The farmers have clarified that poll-bound states and union territories will be exempted from the Bharat Bandh.


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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 40 Farmers’ Unions, has called for  ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Friday, demanding the repeal of the three contentious farm laws and a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

The bandh will be held from 6 am to 6 pm. All road and rail transport, markets and other public places will be closed across the country during this period, according to reports.

As per reports, the farmers have clarified that poll-bound states and union territories will be exempted from the Bharat Bandh.

Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the three farm laws- The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; along Delhi borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur since November 26, 2020.

Farmers leaders have also said that copies of the new farm laws will be burnt during ‘Holika Dahan’ on March 28.

First Published:March 25, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

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