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Bharat Bandh: Farmers to march towards Shastri’s memorial on Oct 2

Bharat Bandh

New Delhi: Farmers’ organisations have announced a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Friday against the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament. They have also decided to converge at the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Delhi on October 2 to register their protest.

The protest against the Bills in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states has already spilled onto the streets in a major way.

Farmers’ organisations, including the Bharatiya Kisan Union, are preparing for a “Chakka Jam”. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ambavata) said they will move towards the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Delhi on October 2 and decide the strategy for the future.

Soon after the Bandh was announced, the police tightened the security. In the national capital, Delhi Police and paramilitary have increased their presence. More deployments have been done in areas bordering Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Rishipal, national president of the BKU (Ambavata), told IANS: “Almost everything is closed in our areas. Farmers have also come to the streets in Mathura and Agra regions. We will agitate till the law is taken back. Farmers from across the country are arriving at the memorial of Lal Bahadur Shastriji in Delhi on October 2.”

In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the country, farmers have also announced to take to the streets on Friday.

Farmer leader and BKU national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said, “During the Chakka Jam, farmers’ organizations from across the country, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Karnataka will unite. A three-day ‘rail roko movement’ is also continuing in Punjab against the Bills.”

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