A Bharat Bandh has been called by the United Kisan Morcha from 6 am to 4 pm. During this time, hospitals, medical stores, ambulances, medical services, emergency vehicles, and outside passengers will be allowed to move.
Farmers took to the streets on Monday to call for a Bharat Bandh by the United Kisan Morcha against the new agricultural laws. Farmers have parked tractors in the middle of the railway crossing near Pathankot Railway Cantt station on the Delhi-Jammu rail route. The Jammu-Jalandhar bypass and the National Highway have also been blocked by erecting huge trolleys at Damtal on the Punjab-Himachal border. Farmers have blocked the Punjab-Jammu-Kashmir National Highway 44, half a kilometer before the Interstate block at Madhopur. On behalf of Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan, dharnas are being organized on 16 roads and railway tracks of Sangrur. Patiala Bathinda’s main road has been blocked.
The demonstration will continue till 4 pm
Being a government bus service, Punjab Roadways has decided to run buses, but officials say that if the roads are closed then where will they run the buses. Farmers’ organizations have appealed to political parties, trade unions, farmers’ unions, youth, women, and every section to cooperate with the Kisan Front to save agriculture in the country. The Kisan Morcha is to hold a sit-in protest from 6 am to 4 pm on Monday.
Emergency services will not stop
The Bharatiya Kisan Union says that only ambulances and health services will be exempted during the bandh. Apart from this, if a student has to go for the examination or interview, then he will not be stopped. All India Bank Officers Confederation has given its support to this bandh of farmers in Jalandhar. The Confederation says that it supports the farmers and its allies and state units will join the demonstration. The opposition parties Congress, NCP, CPI(M), Trinamool, RJD have also given their support to the bandh. Jalandhar Mobile Dealers Association President Japinderdeep Singh Makkar says that the Mobile Association is also with the farmers in this struggle.