Bharat Bandh: Nationwide farmers’ strike today, rail transport likely to be affected

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.