Farmers’ Protest: Heavy security in Delhi-NCR as farmers observe Bharat Bandh

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: March 26, 2021, 9:21 a.m.

New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has called for a Bharat Bandh on the completion of 4 months of demonstration of farmers on the borders of Delhi against the agricultural laws of the central government. 

During this time a heavy police force has been deployed on National Highway 9 located at the Ghazipur border.

Although the road was opened a few days ago by the police administration and people going from Delhi to Ghaziabad-Meerut could go from here, but the farmers blocked the National Highway i.e. Delhi-Meerut Express Way in the morning, On the highway, personnel of CISF, Delhi Police and Paramilitary Forces were seen deployed.

 In addition to the barricades, water cannon trains have also been installed by the police administration on the highway. Actually, this Bharat Bandh will be done from 6 am to 6 pm. All shops, malls, markets and institutions will remain closed under Purna Bharat Bandh.

The farmers have also made it clear that small and big roads and trains will also be blocked. All services will remain closed except for ambulance and other essential services. There will be an effect of Bharat Bandh inside Delhi also.

According to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, representatives of various farmers’ organizations, trade unions, student organizations, bar associations, political parties and state governments have supported the call on this call.

The United Kisan Morcha has placed a demand on Bharat Bandh saying, “First three agricultural laws should be repealed, second the MSP and laws should be made on procurement, third all police cases against farmers should be canceled, fourth electricity bill and pollution bill should be withdrawn.” Diesel, petrol and gas prices should be reduced. “

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The Morcha appealed to all the protesting citizens and said, “Remain calm and make this bandh a success. Do not get involved in any kind of illegitimate debate. It is a result of the patience of the farmers that the movement has gone so long and we have continued successes.” Are getting

In fact, farmers have been staging protests at various borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against three newly enacted farm laws.

Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; The Government is opposing the Farmers Empowerment and Protection Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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