Bharat Band 27 September 2021: The United Kisan Morcha has announced a nationwide strike on Tuesday. On Tuesday, September 27, 10 months of the farmers’ movement are being completed, due to which the United Kisan Morcha is going on a nationwide strike on this day. More than 40 agricultural unions are involved in this organization, which are protesting together against the three agricultural laws of the Centre. The United Kisan Morcha is leading the farmers’ movement. The outfit had called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ after a two-day national conference on the Singhu border last month and appealed to people to join the bandh on Thursday.
Many opposition parties, including Congress and AAP, have expressed their support on the call of the protesting farmers. While Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has supported the bandh, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has announced that he will also take part in the nationwide strike. The Bharatiya Kisan Union has welcomed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s support to the farmers’ movement, but said it would not share the stage with any political party.
Everything you wanted to know about SKM Bharat Bandh
This Bharat Bandh will run from 6 am to 4 pm. During this time all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events will remain closed throughout the country. However, all emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, those involved in relief and rescue operations and personal emergencies, will be exempted. The SKM has assured that the bandh will be implemented in a voluntary and peaceful manner.
Bank Officers Association supports ‘Bharat Bandh’
The All India Bank Officers Confederation has extended its support to the Bharat Bandh on Monday. It has urged the government to negotiate with the farmers on their demands and ask the Center to repeal the three laws.
Tejashwi Yadav will also attend
Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has also extended his support to the farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh on 27 September. Tejashwi Yadav on Friday tweeted that the meeting of top leaders of the Grand Alliance parties unanimously decided to participate and support the Bharat Bandh called on September 27, “in protest against the anti-farmer policies of the NDA government. We are with the farmers.”
LDF calls for strike in Kerala
Kerala’s ruling LDF party has also called for a state-wide bandh on September 27 in support of farmers. The call was announced by LDF convener and CPI(M) acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan after a meeting of ruling party alliance leaders in Thiruvananthapuram. Speaking to the media, Vijayaraghavan said that five lakh people will participate in the protest. He claimed that over 100 organizations, including motor transport workers, bank employees and farmers’ organizations, have extended their support to the LDF movement.
Tight security arrangements will be made: Delhi Police
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Saturday said adequate security arrangements would be made at the national capital’s borders in view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’. A senior police officer said that adequate security arrangements would be made to maintain law and order in the national capital on Monday in view of the bandh. No protesters will be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites on the city limits. Thousands of farmers, mainly from Haryana, Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting since November 26 last year against the three enacted agricultural laws.