Bharat Bandh: Farm unions urge citizens to make protest against agri laws successful
The strike, in protest against the three contentious farm laws enacted recently, will be observed the entire day tomorrow, from 6 am till 6 pm
New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a front of protesting farmer unions, on Wednesday appealed to the citizens of the country to make the 26 March Bharat Bandh a complete success.
According to a statement released by the SKM, farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for the last four months and instead of accepting their demands, the government is discrediting them completely.
The SKM has called for a Bharat Bandh on Friday. On 26 March, from 6 am to 6 pm, all road and rail transport, markets and other public places will be closed across the country, it said.
However, this is not necessary for the places where elections are going to be held, the statement said.
"We appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and honour their Annadata," farmer leader Darshan Pal said.
Farmers organized programmes across the country on Martyrdom Day on Tuesday.
A torch procession was taken out at Bhatgaon, Sonipat, in Haryana.
In Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh, young people wrote slogans of "Inquilab Zindabad" with their blood and organised a blood donation camp, the statement said.
The protesters and the government last had a formal dialogue over the contentious issue on 22 January but the impasse continued
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Two people, including a police personnel and an elderly farmer, were injured in the incident that took place outside a private university in Rohtak
The SC on 11 January had stayed the implementation of the three laws till further orders and appointed a four-member panel to resolve the impasse. The committee was given two months to study the laws and consult all stakeholders