Indian farmers continue to protest against the new but controversial farm laws passed in the Parliament last year. Now, in a recent turn of events, a complete Bharat bandh will be observed on Friday as it marks four months of their agitation on Delhi borders, which started on November 26, 2020.
Reports claim that this Bharat Bandh will be different from the previous bandhs or chakka jams as it is going to be a complete bandh, observed from 6 am to 6 pm.
The umbrella body of the protesting farmers’ union, Samyukt Kisan Morcha, (SKM) has appealed to the citizens across the country to make the bandh a success, reported Hindustan Times.
“We appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and honour their ‘Annadata’,” farmers’ union leader Darshan Pal told PTI.
Farmers’ unions and their representatives continue to protest since the last year as they demand to repel the three farm laws namely, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, which were passed by Parliament in September. The farmer unions have also stated that they will not accept a compromise.