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Bharat Bandh: Farmers' Union Extends Punjab 'Rail Roko' Agitation till Sept 29 | Highlights

Farmers' union in Punjab and Haryana have given a call for 'Bharat Bandh' today (Friday), to protest against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws. As many as 31 farmer organisations have joined hands for the 'Punjab Bandh'. Several organisations in Haryana, including the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), said they had extended support to the nationwide strike called by some farmers' bodies against the bills.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 26, 2020 13:16 IST
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Amritsar: Farmers block a railway track as they participate in Rail Roko Andolan during a protest against the farm bills passed in both the Houses of Parliament recently, at village Devi Dass Pura, about 20km from Amritsar, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. 

Farmers' union in Punjab and Haryana have given a call for 'Bharat Bandh' today (Friday), to protest against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws. As many as 31 farmer organisations have joined hands for the 'Punjab Bandh'. Several organisations in Haryana, including the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), said they had extended support to the nationwide strike called by some farmers' bodies against the bills. In the nationwide protest has been called by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), All India Kisan Mahasangh (AIKM) and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), several highways and railway tracks are expected to be blocked across the country. 

Bharat Bandh Highlights:

  • Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee extends its 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab till Sept 29

    The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on Friday announced extending its 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab against three farm Bills till September 29. The three-day agitation was scheduled to end on September 26. "We have decided to extend our agitation till September 29. We want the government to resolve the issue of farm Bills," committee president Satnam Singh Pannu said over the phone.

  • Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against the Bills. The Committee is holding the 'rail roko' agitation from September 24 to 26 against the Bills.

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Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, 

  • Opposition parties stage protest against the new agriculture reform bills in Gaya.

  • Tamil Nadu: Farmers from National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers’ Association sit outside Collector's office in Trichy

  • Bihar: BJP workers beat up workers of Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) as the two groups clash in Patna

  • Noida: Members of Bhartiya Kisan Union block roads, stage protest near Delhi border against recent farm bills

  • Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav sits atop a tractor while Tejashwi Yadav drives it

  • Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav drives a tractor

  • Govt has made our 'anndaata' a puppet through its 'fund daata'. Farm Bills are anti-farmer and have left them dejected. Govt had said that they'll double farmers' income by 2022 but these Bills will make them poorer. Agriculture sector has been corporatised: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD
  • Bihar: RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) workers protest in Darbhanga

  • Delhi: Police personnel deployed in Chilla area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border point

  • Members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association hold protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway against farm bills

  • Punjab: Farmers, under the aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), block Amritsar-Delhi National Highway

  • Punjab: Police personnel deployed in Amritsar city in the wake of farmers protest today

  • Punjab: Police personnel being deployed around Ladowal Toll Plaza in Ludhiana, in the wake of nationwide protest by farmers today

  • Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (in file pic) has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols, during today’s Bandh against the Agriculture Bills: Punjab Chief Minister's Office
  • Punjab: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against farm bills

  • 13 pairs of trains have been short-terminated as a precautionary measure against the protests over the agriculture bills

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