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Bharat Bandh call by farmers: Massive traffic jam at Delhi border

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New Delhi: The nation-wide call for bandh on Monday, given by farmers protesting against the three farm laws, resulted in a massive traffic jam at Delhi border on Monday morning. Police and paramilitary personnel were seen checking all the vehicles entering the national capital.

Security has also been beefed up in Delhi.

The Bharat bandh is being helmed by the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of more than 40 farmer unions.

According to SKM, government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments will remain closed across the country. However, emergency services will continue.

The borders with Gurgaon and Noida were jammed, while farmers blocked the Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana.

The Haryana police had on Sunday warned the public of traffic congestion on Monday.

The bandh received support from several places across the country.

 

Congress supports farmers’ Bharat Bandh call

Punjab Congress chief Navjyot Singh Sidhu has directed the party workers to support the bandh and the protest by farmers.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee firmly stands by farmer unions’ demand for Bharat Bandh on September 27, 2021. In the war of right and wrong, you cannot afford to be neutral. We urge every Congress worker to fight with all their might against the three unconstitutional black laws,” he tweeted.

We believe in the right of our farmers and we will stand by them in their fight against the black farm laws,” Congress General Secretary (organization) KC Venugopal tweeted.

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait had said on Sunday that the farmers were ready to protest for 10 years against the farm laws.

 

 

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