Bharat Bandh updates: Protestors affecting rail movement across Punjab and Haryana, 4 Shatabdi trains cancelled

Bharat Bandh updates: Protestors affecting rail movement across Punjab and Haryana, 4 Shatabdi trains cancelled

On Friday, Farmers Unions called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh for 12 hours. The farmers are protesting against the 3 farm laws introduced by the Centre last year in September.

On Friday, the farmers agitation against the 3 agricultural laws brought by the Centre, completed 4 months. Since, 26 November, the farmers have been camping at the Delhi Borders as they want the Centre Government to repeal the laws.

The umbrella body of the farm unions, Samyukt Kisan Morcha called for a pan India Protest on March 26, from 6 AM to 6 PM. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has made adequate arrangements for the bandh.

Emergency medical services were exempted from the blockade.

Bharat Bandh updates till now:-

  • At around 8 in the morning, protesters blocked GT Road and railway track near Shahpur.
  • Hundreds of farmers blocked the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur border. The protestors were spotted singing and dancing at the border.

  • Protestors have blocked railway track in Amritsar. Farmers, commission agents, trade unions and activists of political parties squatted on railway lines and national highways across Punjab and Haryana. This has badly hit the rail traffic.

  • Several farmer associations asked the traders at many places in Punjab to shut their shops and business.
  • In order to show their support for the protesting farmers, the apex religious body of the Sikhs, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee decided to close its offices on Friday.
  • The protesters are sitting at 31 locations across Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Ambala, Firozepur division and have affected the rail movement.
  • Train services have been affected at 32 locations.

  • Indian Railways informed that 4 Shatabdi trains have been cancelled.
  • The Odisha government declared that it will honour the nationwide protest by shutting all the educational institutions across the state.
  • The Chambers of Trade and Industry noted that the shops and factories will remain open. The organisation underscored that there will be no effect on trade during the pan India protest.

Till now, no untoward incident have been reported from anywhere in the states.

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