Heavy jam in many areas of Delhi due to Bharat Bandh, Delhi Metro service also affected
New Delhi: A bandh of more than 40 farmers’ organizations led by the United Farmers’ Front (SKM) has started against the three agricultural laws, which will last till 4 pm. More than a dozen political parties have supported the Farmers’ Union Bharat Bandh. In view of the bandh, the police in Delhi, UP and Haryana are on alert. Stay tuned with our live blog (Farmers Union Bharat Bandh Live Update) for every update on Farmers’ Bharat Bandh…
Farmers have sat on KMP Expressway. In view of this, the police have closed the expressway. Apart from this, both the roads leading to Red Fort have been closed. Delhi Traffic Police said that Chhatta Rail and Subhash Marg are closed from both sides. (Input Pramod Sharma)
- Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on Bharat Bandh
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tweeted about the Bharat Bandh called against agricultural laws. He said, ‘The farmers’ non-violent Satyagraha is intact even today. But the exploitation-car government does not like this. That’s why #Today_India_Band_. #IStandWithFarmers.’
Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, “Ambulances, doctors or people going in emergency can pass. We haven’t sealed anything, we just want to send a message. We appeal to the shopkeepers to keep their shops closed now and open only after 4 pm. No farmer is coming here from outside.
- Traffic closed at Delhi-UP border
Delhi Traffic Police tweeted and said, ‘Traffic movement from Uttar Pradesh to Ghazipur in Delhi has been stopped in view of the Bharat Bandh called by farmers’ organizations.
- Farmers closed Shambhu border
Farmers’ organizations involved in Bharat Bandh have closed the Shambhu border of Punjab and Haryana. “We have closed the Shambhu border (Punjab-Haryana border) till 4 pm in view of the call for Bharat Bandh,” said a farmer.
- Bandh effect on Delhi Metro
Farmers’ Bharat Bandh has affected the service of Delhi Metro. In view of the security, entry and exit have been closed at Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Metro Station of Green Line.
In view of the Bharat Bandh, security has been increased at the Chilla border of Delhi-Noida and large vehicles coming and going are being checked.
- Police alert in view of Bharat Bandh
In view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the farmers’ union to protest against the three agricultural laws, the Delhi Police has first increased patrolling in the border areas of the national capital and additional personnel have been deployed. Apart from this, the police of neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are also on alert.
- Demonstration of farmers continues for 10 months
Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at the borders of Delhi since November last year. The protesters are demanding the repeal of three agriculture laws, which they fear will do away with the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and leave them at the mercy of big corporates. However, the government is projecting three laws as major agricultural reforms. More than 10 rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmers’ organizations, but no solution has been found so far.
- SP and BSP supported Bharat Bandh
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have announced their support for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the United Kisan Morcha against the three agricultural laws. The SP tweeted on Sunday, ‘The Samajwadi Party fully supports the Bharat Bandh called by the agitating farmers against the black agricultural laws of the BJP government. The government should withdraw the anti-farmer black laws. On the other hand, BSP chief Mayawati said in a tweet, ‘Farmers of the country, who disagree with the three agricultural laws made hastily by the Center and are unhappy for their return, have been agitated in the whole country and especially in the states around Delhi for almost 10 months. Have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday, BSP’s support for its peaceful organization.
Against the three agricultural laws (New Agriculture Laws) led by the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), more than 40 farmer organizations have started Bharat Bandh, which will last till 4 pm. More than a dozen political parties have supported the Farmers’ Union Bharat Bandh. In view of the bandh, the police in Delhi, UP and Haryana are on alert.