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Bharat Bandh: Mixed response to farmers protests with highway blockades, cancelled trains | Updates

Life in parts of India, particularly Haryana, Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh, was disrupted as Bharat Bandh got underway with protesters blocking highways and key roads.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: September 28, 2021 8:26 IST

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers' unions, has called for a Bharat Bandh today to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws. This caused a massive traffic snarl at the Gurugram - Delhi border.

 Today also marks the completion of 10 months since the farmer protests began. Commercial establishments and industries are likely to be affected, due to today's Bandh. SKM has said that the nationwide strike will be observed from 6 am to 4 pm today. In view of the protest, SKM has put out detailed guidelines and called for complete peace during the bandh. It also appealed to all citizens of the country to join the Bandh today.

 

 

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  • 5:44 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Bharat Bandh: Traffic resumes on Delhi-Meerut Expressway

    Traffic resumed on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway which was closed by the agitating farmers since morning. The Bharat Bandh was called by the farmers union from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    No traffic disruption at UP-Delhi Chilla border

    Unlike several entry points into the national capital from adjoining states the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Chilla border connecting with the Gautam Budh Nagar district did not face any traffic snarls due to the Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Monday.

  • 3:39 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bharat Bandh: Business activities unaffected in Delhi, massive traffic jams in border areas

    Markets remained open and business activities were largely unaffected in the national capital on Monday, though massive traffic snarls were witnessed in border areas due to road blockades by protesters and security checks by police during the Bharat Bandh called by farmers against the Centre's three agri laws. Parts of the national capital witnessed traffic snarls in morning hours as police closed some key roads to prevent any untoward incident during the bandh. Commuters faced difficulty while crossing the city borders, especially the Delhi-Gurgaon border. The traffic on DND was also affected. The Ghazipur border is closed for vehicular movement and the whole traffic is being diverted to DND and Apsara border for Noida and Ghaziabad respectively. There was chaos on one carriageway of the national highway coming from Ghazipur border to Sarai Kale Khan near Akshardham Mandir. 

  • 3:32 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bharat bandh fails to evoke any response in Arunachal Pradesh

    The Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions against the Centre's three agriculture laws failed to evoke any response in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, a senior police officer said. All services, including public transport, banks and commercial establishments, were operating normally in the frontier state. There have been no protests and life remained normal in the state capital, Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) Superintendent of Police (SP) Jimmy Chiram said. There was no impact of the bandh in other parts of the state as well, a senior government official said, adding, the state government has taken enough precautions to prevent any untoward incident during the day.

  • 3:22 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bharat Bandh affects normal life in Odisha

    Normal life in different parts of Odisha was affected on Monday due to the 10-hour-long Bharat Bandh. In Odisha, Congress, Left parties and trade unions have supported the strike called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM). Holding placards and banners, the agitators staged demonstrations at different places in capital city Bhubaneswar, besides Cuttack, Balasore, Rourkela, Khurda, Sambalpur, Bolangir and other districts in the State.

  • 3:16 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Farmers' demands legitimate, Centre should consider them: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday requested the Centre to consider the demands of farmers protesting against the three farm laws, saying it will not be "bowing down" before anyone if it does so. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Yogi had promised in manifesto to raise value of sugarcane to Rs 375-Rs 450: Rakesh Tikait

    Yogi had promised in manifesto to raise value of sugarcane to Rs 375-Rs 450: Rakesh Tikait

  • 2:18 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farmers take lunch on KMP e-way, commuters hassled

    A group of farmers, who were protesting against three contentious farm laws on Monday in wake of the Bharat Bandh call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha, were seen having their lunch in the middle of Western Peripheral Expressway, which is also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway (Haryana). The protesters came here and blocked the highway and most of them were carrying sticks and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) flags.

    The vehicular movement was completely affected on both -- the KMP highway flyover and the Delhi-Karnal highway.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    'Chakka Jam' at Noida amid Bharat Bandh

    Amid farmer unions' led Bharat Band across the country, massive 'Chakka Jam' was observed in Noida

  • 2:11 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Agriculture Laws enacted, have nothing to do with Kerala: V Muraleedharan

    Agriculture Laws enacted, have nothing to do with Kerala: V Muraleedharan

  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bharat Bandh against farm laws fails to evoke response in Goa

     

    The Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions against the Centre's three agri laws failed to evoke any response in Goa so far on Monday, officials said. All services, including the public transport, banks, trains and commercial establishments, were operating normally in the coastal state, a senior police official said.

  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farmers from all over India are with us: Rakesh Tikait

    Denying that farmers only from western Uttar Pradesh were participating in the protest, therefore, the farmers' protest will not be an issue in the 2022 Assembly elections, he said, "Farmers from all over India are with us", adding that this movement was not just restricted to any one region.

  • 1:43 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bharat Bandh will compel Centre to listen to farmers: Rakesh Tikait

    BKU  leader Rakesh Tikait, who has been leading the farmers' protest in the outskirts of the national capital for the past 10 months, said that he is certain that Monday's Bharat Bandh will compel the Centre to listen to the voices of farmers.

  • 1:39 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    We have come here for farmers, there is no political agenda: Delhi Congress chief

    Congress chief Anil Chaudhary was removed from protesting site of farmers amid 'Bharat Bandh' today. Chaudhary respected their decision saying "We have come here for farmers, there is no political agenda".

  • 1:37 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Won't allow political parties on our platform: BKU over Anil Choudhary's removal from site

    Won't allow political parties on our platform: BKU over Anil Choudhary's removal from site

  • 1:36 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farmers at Ghazipur border, ask Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary to leave

    Farmers at Ghazipur border, ask Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary to leave

  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Activists of Socialist Unity Centre of India take out protest march in Guwahati

    In light of Bharat Bandh, activists of Socialist Unity Centre of India took out a protest march in Guwahati to lend support to the farmers' protest.

     

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Karnataka: Rally from Bengaluru Town Hall area to Mysore bank circle to observe Bharat Bandh

    Karnataka: Rally from Bengaluru Town Hall area to Mysore bank circle to observe Bharat Bandh

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bharat Bandh: No impact in Mumbai; shops, transport operating as usual

     

    Commercial establishments and local transport were operating as usual in Mumbai today and the city police also did not deploy an extra security force at key junctions and roads in the wake of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions against the Centre's three agri laws, officials said.

     

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Rajokri border barricade caused jam at Delhi-Gurugram border: DCP Special Cell

    Rajokri border barricade caused jam at Delhi-Gurugram border: DCP Special Cell

     

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farmers are continuously protesting, Modi govt refusing to withdraw laws: CPI (M) State Secretary

    Farmers are continuously protesting, Modi govt refusing to withdraw laws: CPI (M) State Secretary

  • 11:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Tamil Nadu: Protesters agitating against three farm laws break police barricade in Chennai

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh dampens 'Bharat Bandh'

    Heavy to very heavy rain since the wee hours today has dampened the 'Bharat Bandh' in Andhra Pradesh. Many non-NDA parties have extended support to the nationwide 10-hour strike on Monday called by farmers protesting against the three agricultural laws under the aegis of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).

  • 11:04 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Several trains connected to Delhi affected due to Bharat Bandh

    Till now many trains connected to Delhi have been affected due to the farmers' agitation.

    List of trains affected

    • New Delhi - Moga express cancelled at 7 am
    • Old Delhi - Pathankot express cancelled
    • Vande Bharat Express - bound for Katra (The train departed from New Delhi at 6 am but is standing still at Panipat station).
    • Amritsar Shatabdi express from New Delhi cancelled at 7:20 am 
    • Kalka Shatabdi express running from New Delhi cancelled  at 7:40 am
  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    'Rasta Roko' campaign: Major national and state highways disrupted in Karnataka

    Protest by farmers and attempts by them to organise a 'Rasta Roko' on major national and state highways during the dawn-to-dusk bandh has led to disruption in vehicular movement in several parts of Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, and this is likely to intensify later in the day, with more farmers gathering.

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Delhi: Business and establishments functioning normally, transport services available

    The 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmer unions to protest the Centre's three farm laws has not had any major impact on the normal life in the initial few hours since it began on Monday, with all business and establishments functioning normally and transport services available.

  • 10:52 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bharat Bandh: Auto, taxis operate normally in Delhi; shops open

    The auto, taxi unions and traders bodies said their livelihood has already been hit hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown so they were not joining any strike.

    Autorickshaws and taxis plied normally and shops were open in Delhi today, with their unions and associations extending only "in-principle support" to the Bharat Bandh

  • 10:43 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    About 25 trains affected due to Bharat Bandh

    More than 20 locations are being blocked in Delhi, Ambala, and Firozepur divisions, and about 25 trains are affected due to the blockage.

     

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Punjab: Protesters agitating against farm laws sit on railway tracks at Devidaspura village

    Punjab: Protesters agitating against farm laws sit on railway tracks at Devidaspura village

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    'India is with the farmers', Priyanka Gandhi supports Bharat Bandh, slams BJP govt

    'India is with the farmers', Priyanka Gandhi supports Bharat Bandh, slams BJP govt

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Massive traffic snarl seen at Gurugram-Delhi border

    Massive traffic snarl seen at Gurugram-Delhi border

  • 10:06 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    All DIGs, IGs, ADGs asked to be alert, officers to stay in field: UP ADG

    All DIGs, IGs, ADGs have been asked to be alert, officers to stay in the field. No inconvenience will be caused to the general public. Security heightened at all state borders, forces deployed: UP ADG (L & O) Prashant Kumar on Bharat Bandh called by farmers today

     

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Andhra Pradesh: Left parties protest to observe Bharat Bandh

    Andhra Pradesh: Left parties protest in front of Vijayawada bus station to observe Bharat Bandh today against 3 farm laws

  • 9:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Kerala: Roads wear deserted look in view of Bharat Bandh

    Trade unions affiliated to LDF & UDF support the call for Bharat Bandh today against the three farm laws

  • 9:22 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Karnataka: Various organizations protest outside Kalaburagi Central bus station

     

  • 9:20 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Centre, extends support to Bharat Bandh

    Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Centre, extends support to Bharat Bandh

     

  • 9:19 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Both carriageways closed at Netaji Subhash Marg, with Jersey barriers

    Due to the Bharat band protest, the local police has closed the Netaji Subhash marg from both carriageways with Jersey barriers at chhatta rail junction.

  • 9:02 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bihar: RJD leader Mukesh Raushan, other party members protest in Hajipur

    Bihar: RJD leader Mukesh Raushan, other party members protest in Hajipur

  • 9:01 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Amritsar: Police forces deployed since 5 am

    Amritsar: Police forces deployed since 5 am

  • 8:41 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bharat Bandh: Delhi Police tightens security at border points

    The Delhi Police has beefed up security in border areas of the national capital in view of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions against the Centre's three agri laws on Monday. A senior police officer said adequate security arrangements have been made to maintain the law an order situation and prevent any untoward incident in the national capital during the bandh. Patrolling has been intensified, extra personnel have been deployed at the pickets especially across the border areas and every vehicle entering the national capital is being thoroughly checked, according to the police.

  • 8:30 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Singhu Border: Protesters speak with the people moving through the area

    Singhu Border: Protesters speak with the people moving through the area

  • 8:15 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Entry/exit for Pandit Shree Ram Sharma metro station closed: DMRC

    Entry/exit for Pandit Shree Ram Sharma metro station closed: DMRC

  • 8:13 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Delhi-Amritsar National Highway blocked at Shahabad

    After Shambhu border, the Delhi-Amritsar highway is also blocked at Shahbad due to 'Bharat Bandh'

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Farmers protest at Ghazipur border continue

    Farmers protest at Ghazipur border continue

  • 8:11 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Ambulances, doctors or those going for an emergency can pass through: Rakesh Tikait

    Farm leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said that 'Bharat Bandh' doesn't apply to emergencies or essential services. "We've not sealed down anything, we just want to send a message", he said.

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Both carriageways of red fort closed

    Due to Bharat Bnafh today, both the carriageways of red fort have been closed. Chhatta Rail and Subhash Marg are closed from both sides.

     

  • 7:29 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Would appeal farmers to leave path of agitation: Narendra Tomar

    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday said farmers should leave the path of agitation and opt for dialogue. "I would like to appeal to farmers to leave the path of agitation and follow the path of dialogue. The government is ready to consider the objections raised by them. There have been several discussions earlier. If there is anything left, the government is definitely ready to talk," he said.

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Heavy police personnel deployed in Haryana, Punjab to maintain law and order

     

    Amid ongoing Bharat Bandh in the country, heavy police personnel have been deployed at various places in Haryana and Punjab to maintain law and order

  • 7:27 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Traffic across Punjab and Haryana is likely to be hit badly

    Farmer Union's 'Bharat Bandh' has already started and will go on till 4PM. Traffic across Punjab and Haryana is likely to be hit badly and see traffic disruptions for several hours

  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Traffic movement closed towards Ghazipur border

    Delhi Traffic Police informed that traffic movement is stopped due to 'Bharat Bandh' today

  • 7:18 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Shambhu Border blocked in light of 'Bharat Bandh' today

    A farmer on Monday informed that the Shambhu border, that lies around the Punjab-Haryana border stands shut amid 'Bharat Bandh' today.