Delhi intensifies its patrols, the Haryana issues an advisory. Main updates
As Delhi police stepped up patrols, Haryana Police issued an advisory hinting at possible traffic disruption due to blocking of state roads and highways.
Bharat Bandh – Main developments to date
Delhi police intensify patrols outside Bandh
Delhi police have stepped up patrols and deployed additional staff on picket lines in border areas of the nation’s capital. No demonstrators will be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites on the city’s borders. “In view of Bharat Bandh, adequate security arrangements have been made as a precautionary measure. Pickets in border areas have been reinforced and all vital facilities, including India Gate and Vijay Chowk, will be adequately deployed,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav told PTI.
According to the news agency, a police officer said no demonstrators would be allowed and additional forces had already been deployed to the district since farmers were in a sit-in at the Tikri border in Delhi. “But all roads connecting Delhi through the villages near the border areas will be strictly controlled. All vehicles will be carefully checked during the picket lines.”
Haryana police: protesters could block roads and highways
Haryana Police issued a notice saying people could face traffic disruptions on various roads and highways in the state due to “bandh” on Monday. Police said elaborate arrangements have been put in place by the state’s civil and police administrations. “The main objective of these provisions is to maintain public peace and order, to prevent all types of violence and to facilitate the functioning of the traffic and public transport systems across the state,” said a spokesperson. police say to PTI.
According to reports, it is expected that agitation groups may sit on ‘dharna’ on various roads and highways and block them for a period of time. National and state highways in the state may experience traffic disruption. circulation for several hours, âthe spokesperson said. . Citizens are informed in advance so that they can plan and modify their journey accordingly to avoid any inconvenience. Districts have also been urged to make the necessary arrangements in this regard, the spokesperson said.
Bharat Bandh: bus services will remain suspended in Odisha
Odisha: Bus services will remain suspended from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays. Unions and several non-NDA parties, including Congress, supported the nationwide strike called by agricultural unions from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 27. “Bearing in mind the Bharat Bandh, OSRTC buses will not run on 9/27/21 from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm,” the Odisha Transport Authority tweeted on Sunday.
Bharat Bandh: Normal Life Could End in Kerala
Kerala is expected to shut down tomorrow as the ruling LDF government and congressional-led UDF back the strike. Indian National Congress of Trade Unions (INTUC) state chairman R Chandrasekharan said today that with the strike supported by LDF and UDF, the state is expected to end on Monday. With the exception of RSS affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), he said, all other unions support the strike and therefore it should be peaceful and there would be no blocking of vehicles. nor forced closure of stores.
Chandrasekharan also said that since public transport would not be operational, attendance at government offices would be affected. The ruling LDF in Kerala on Thursday called for a statewide hartal on Sept. 27 to express solidarity with farmers protesting against the centre’s farm laws.
Bharat Bandh: Bus, car, taxi to operate normally in Karnataka
In Karnataka, farmers’ unions have planned âRasta Rokoâ on major national and national highways during Monday’s bandh. Since several organizations are only providing moral support to the bandh, it is unlikely that it will have a major impact on normal life in the city and other parts of the state, some officials said. the police at PTI.
Karnataka State Public Transport Employees Unions (KSRTC and BMTC), Hotel Owners Association, Trucks, Rickshaws and Taxi Owners Unions expressed support for the protest. , but will continue to operate tomorrow as their income has already been affected by the pandemic and lockdowns. Metro services are also likely to operate as usual during the bandh.
Associate principals of primary and secondary schools and the state private schools association said the schools would remain open and only provide moral support. Restaurants and eateries are also likely to operate as usual.
Bharat Bandh: Banking services may be affected in some areas
The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AlBOC) has extended its support to âBharat Bandhâ. AIBOC affiliates and state units will join protest actions by farmers across the country on Monday, the union said in a statement. Citing the NSS Report on Household Land and Livestock and Farm Household Situation Assessment, 2018-19 report released earlier this month, the union said it indicated the government’s target to double farmers’ incomes by 2022 seems a distant dream.
Congress calls on workers and heads of state units to join “Bharat Bandh”
Congress today called on all its workers, heads of state units and heads of border organizations to take part in the strike. Congress Secretary General (organization) KC Venugopal said his party and workers will fully support the peaceful âBharat Bandhâ called by farmers’ unions on Monday.
“We believe in the rights of our farmers and we will support them in their fight against black farm laws,” he said in a tweet. “All the chairmen of the CCP and the heads of frontal organizations are urged to go ahead with our Annadatas in their peaceful Bharat Bandh across the country,” Venugopal said.
Punjab Congress supports agricultural unions: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Congress supports the farmers ‘unions’ demand for “Bharat Bandh” on Monday, the party’s unit leader in the Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said. Speaking to Twitter, the head of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), Sidhu, on Sunday urged all party workers against the “three unconstitutional black laws”. “The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee strongly supports the Farmers Union demand for Bharat Bandh on September 27, 2021. In the war of good and evil, you cannot afford to be neutral !! We urge every member Congress to fight with all its might against the three unconstitutional black laws !! âSidhu tweeted.
When several rounds of talks between the Center and the agricultural unions failed, the Supreme Court suspended implementation of the three laws until further notice and appointed a panel to resolve the impasse.
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