Farm Bills Strike: Farmers’ Groups Call For ‘Bharat Bandh’

Farmers’ groups and unions have called for a strike against the passage of three controversial farm bills by joining hands with several organizations for the Bharat Bandh on Friday.

Recently these bills were passed in Parliament and protests intensified after the bills were passed. More farmers from Punjab and Haryana are going to participate in the protests against these bills.

According to the media report, The Newsters found that besides, 31 farmer organizations of the country have supported ‘Bharat Bandh’.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has already announced that there will be full support for ‘Bharat Bandh’ against agricultural bills. Farmers in Punjab have been opposing this bill continuously for the past several days.

General secretary of BKU, Sukhdev Singh has appealed to the Punjab shopkeepers to close their shops. He say they keep their shops closed and support the farmers.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav sits atop a tractor while Tejashwi Yadav drives it, during the protest against Agriculture bills passed in the Parliament.

As the debate among agricultural and economic experts is continues whether this move by the Center will be beneficial for the farmers or not, then most of the farmers groups of the country like All India Kisan Union (AIKS), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and All India Bharat Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) have unequivocally called these reforms “anti-farmer”.

Let us tell you that the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has been holding a rail roko agitation in Amritsar, Punjab in protest against the farmer bills. The committee is holding the ‘rail roko’ agitation against agricultural bills from Thursday 24 September to 26 September.

The farmers of Punjab say that if the Modi government does not listen to them then from October 1, rail traffic will be stopped indefinitely.

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