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Bharat Bandh: Farmers block key roads, NHs; traffic disrupted

New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) The farmers protesting against the three newly enacted agriculture reform laws, on Friday began their 12-hour nationwide protest by blocking key roads and national highways in north India. The Bandh's call was given by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of farmers' agitation, to mark the completion of 4 months of farmers' struggle at Delhi.

Farmers’ Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response, Political parties ‘hijack’ protests

New Delhi, Dec 8 (UNI) The four-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ and 'chakka jaam' on Tuesday called by farmers and supported by 19 opposition political parties demanding repeal of the three farm laws, evoked mixed response with farmers remaining peaceful but political activists turning violent and disrupting rail and road traffic in many parts of the country.

Bharat Bandh’ begins. Govt says opposition ‘firing from farmers shoulders’

New Delhi, Dec 8 (UNI) The ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers on Tuesday in protest against the three farm laws and joined by 19 political parties including Congress, began peacefully at 1100 Hrs but turned unruly at several places as activists of political parties turned violent and resorted to forcible road blockades.

Political parties extend support to ‘Bharat Bandh’ against agri bills

New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) Opposition parties and farmers' groups across the country, including the Congress and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), are gearing up for the countrywide protest 'Bharat Bandh' from Friday against the farm Bills passed by both Houses of the Parliament. On Wednesday, senior Congress leader AK Antony had announced an agitation of nearly two-month-long 'mass movement' against the government for passing the 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-people laws.' Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had also accused the Narendra Modi government of “making farmers ‘slaves’ of the capitalists…”. For the first time, 31 farmer bodies in Punjab and Haryana cutting across party lines are protesting against the farm Bills.
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