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Bharat Bandh Highlights| Tikait says ‘it’s OK' if public had inconvenience for one day

Bharat Bandh 2021: All emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies will be exempted from the strike.
The SKM has said that all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments will be closed.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 11:53 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called a 10-hour-long Bharat Bandh to mark the first anniversary of the Centre's three controversial farm laws getting Presidential nod. Since morning, traffic snarls were reported at the Delhi-Gurugram and Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders. Furthermore, several trains were cancelled in Delhi, Ambala and Firozpur divisions. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait apologised to all those who have been facing problems owing to the Bharat Bandh, saying that protesting farmers are making “good arrangements” to allow emergency vehicles to pass, and even providing commuters with refreshments. Following the start of the Bharat Bandh, many non-BJP leaders, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended their support to the farmers. However, chaos was reported in Chennai's Anna Salai after protesters were detained by police. The SKM earlier said that all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments will be closed across the nation during the strike, which is scheduled to end at 4pm today. There will, however, be no restrictions on essential and emergency services, the farmers' outfit said.

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  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:44 PM

    ‘It’s okay if public experienced some inconvenience': Tikait on success of Bharat Bandh

    BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Sunday hailed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ to be a success, saying that the “public supported it.” “It's okay if public experienced some inconvenience, let one day be in solidarity with farmers who have been experiencing troubles (protesting against farm laws at Delhi border) under sun, heat for last 10 months,” he added. Read more.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 04:59 PM

    Bharat Bandh needs different ideological approach: Karnataka CM

    Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said that the normal life of people must not be disturbed by ‘bandhs’ especially because they are struggling to recover from the adverse impacts of Covid-19. “I appeal to protesters not to disturb normal life. 'Bharat Bandh' needs a different ideological approach,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 04:41 PM

    Traffic movement in Delhi-UP border is normal: Delhi Traffic Police

    According to the latest update by the Delhi Traffic Police, traffic movement is now normal on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. Police took to Twitter in morning to inform that commuters coming from Sarai Kale Khan must take alternate routes of Vikas Marg to go to Ghaziabad, and DND to reach Noida. This advisory came as the national highway (NH) 24 and NH9 were closed due to the Bharat Bandh by farmer unions.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 04:07 PM

    Rail and road traffic hit in Bihar as opposition extends support to Bharat Bandh against farm laws

    Rail and road traffic in Bihar was affected on Monday after many opposition parties and other organisations extended their support to the farmers for the Bharat Bandh. Although no major incident has been reported yet, chaos continued in Patna, Danapur and Rajendra Nagar railway terminus where travelers waited for train services to resume. Read more.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 03:51 PM

    Hundreds of people confront police in Noida in land compensation stir coincided with Bharat Bandh

    A confrontation occurred in Noida on Monday between hundreds of people and several police personnel during a demonstration over a land compensation outside the Noida Authority's office. The demonstration coincided with the ongoing Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions against the Centre's three farm laws.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 03:12 PM

    ‘Our Bharat Bandh was successful’: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait says they had full support of farmers

    As Monday's Bharat Bandh inches closer to its end at 4pm, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that the event has been “successful”.  “We had full support of farmers...We can't seal down everything as we have to facilitate the movement of people,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. Tikait added that farmers are ready for talks with the central government, but “no talks are happening.”

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:43 PM

    Protesting farmer ends life by hanging self from pipe in Ludhiana

    A 65-year-old farmer, who has been protesting at Ghulal Toll barrier for the last 10 months, ended his life on Sunday by hanging self from a pipe using a piece of cloth that is used to wrap around head. The incident happened hours before today's Bharat Bandh by farmer unions. The deceased farmer's wife is also participating in protest against Centre's three farm laws at Delhi's Tikri border. Farmers learnt about the incident when they saw the deceased's hanging body on Monday morning.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:23 PM

    54-year-old man, who came to Delhi's Singhu border with protesting farmers, died of heart attack

    A 54-year-old man named Bagel Ram, who was a member of farmers' outfit Kirti Kisan Union, died on Monday after having a heart attack. The Kirti Kisan Union leader Gurnam Bhagad said that Ram wasn't a farmer, but a labourer and had arrived with one of the farmers' groups at Delhi's Singhu border on September 18. “He had been feeling unwell since yesterday,” Bhagad added.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:15 PM

    Watch | Protesters of many trade unions form human chain in Kerala in support of Bharat Bandh today against farm laws

    Protesters of many trade unions such as the Indian National Trade Union Congress, Centre of Indian Trade Unions and All India Trade Union Congress formed a human chain in Kerala's Kochi today in support of the call for Bharat Bandh against the Centre's three farm laws, news agency ANI reported.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:03 PM

    ‘They want to follow Taliban’: BKU (Bhanu) chief slams Bharat Bandh

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) national president Bhanu Pratap Singh said on Monday that the 10-hour Bharat Bandh will affect the country’s economy as he launched a sharp attack on another farmer leader Rakesh Tikait. Read more

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 01:48 PM

    Shops, offices, schools closed, transport off road during Bharat Bandh in Odisha

    Normal life was affected in several districts of Odisha on Monday following a 10-hour countrywide shutdown called by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united front of farmer outfits that has been demanding repeal of the three farm laws enacted by Centre a year ago. Read more

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 01:38 PM

    Have come for farmers, no political agenda: Delhi Cong chief

    Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary said on Monday, “I can understand their situation. This is a farmers' issue, Congress will protest on streets. If farmers ask us to leave from here, we will go back. We have come here for farmers, there is no political agenda.” 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:54 PM

    Karnataka: Organisations carry out rally in support of Bandh

    Several organisations in Karnataka on Monday carried out a rally from Bengaluru Town Hall area to Mysore bank circle to observe Bharat Bandh. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:37 PM

    Situation normal at Gurugram-Delhi border, say police

    Ingit Pratap Singh, DCP South West, told news agency ANI on Monday that the situation at the Gurugram-Delhi border is normal and traffic is smooth as the barricades have been loosened. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:19 PM

    ‘We apologise to people facing problems, but…’: BKU's Tikait on Bharat Bandh

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait, who has been spearheading the agitation against the Centre's three new farm laws since November last year, on Monday tendered an apology to people as they faced problems due to the 10-hour long Bharat Bandh across the country to mark one year of the enactment of these laws by the Centre. Read more

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:04 PM

    Protesters in Chennai's Anna Salai area detained by police

    Protesters extending their support for Bharat Bandh in Chennai's Anna Salai area were detained by Police on Monday. "Farmers are continuously protesting and Modi govt is refusing to withdraw the laws. The struggle will continue and intensify further," K Balakrishnan, CPI (M) State Secretary, told news agency ANI. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:55 AM

    Auto, taxis operating normally in Delhi; shops open

    Autorickshaws and taxis operated normally and shops were open in the national capital on Monday, with their unions and associations extending only "in-principle support" to the Bharat Bandh called by farmers but deciding not to join the strike. Read more

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:51 AM

    Train operations affected in Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur divisions

    Train operations have been affected in the national capital, Ambala and Firozpur divisions due to protesting farmers sitting on railway tracks. More than 20 locations are being blocked in Delhi division. About 25 trains affected in Ambala and Firozpur divisions, the Northern Railway said. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:35 AM

    Massive traffic jam seen at Gurugram-Delhi border

    A massive traffic jam was reported at the Gurugram-Delhi border on Monday as vehicles entering the Capital are being checked by police and paramilitary personnel due to the ongoing Bharat Bandh, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:58 AM

    Traffic movement closed on Dhansa Border: Delhi Traffic Police

    The Delhi Traffic Police informed on Monday that the Dhansa border has been closed for traffic movement. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 09:33 AM

    Roads in Kerala wear deserted look due to Bandh

    Roads in Kerala wore a deserted look on Monday morning due to the Bharat Bandh called by protesting farmers to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the Centre's three new farm laws. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:55 AM

    Farmers' non violent satyagraha intact even today, says Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been one of the strongest critics of the Centre's three new farm laws, came out in support of the protesting farmers on Monday and said that their non-violent satyagraha is intact even today. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:49 AM

    RJD leader Mukesh Raushan protests in support of Bandh

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mukesh Raushan and other members of the party were seen extending their support to the Bharat Bandh on Monday morning. 


  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:22 AM

    Have not sealed anything, just want to send a message: Rakesh Tikait

    Bharatiya Kisan Union's (BKU's) Rakesh Tikait said on Monday that the farmers have not sealed anything amid the ongoing Bharat Bandh and appealed to shopkeepers to keep their stores closed for now and open after 4pm. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 08:20 AM

    Entry, exit for Pandit Shree Ram Sharma metro station closed

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:54 AM

    Delhi-Amritsar national highway blocked at Shahabad in Kurukshetra

    The Delhi-Amritsar national highway has been blocked by protesting farmers at Shahabad in Haryana's Kurukshetra. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:43 AM

    Farmers block railway tracks in Punjab's Barnala

    Farmers on Monday morning blocked the railway track in Punjab's Barnala city due to the ongoing Bharat Bandh by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws. Roads in the city have also been blocked and markets are completely closed. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:28 AM

    Shambhu border blocked in view of Bharat Bandh

    The Shambhu border (Punjab-Haryana border) has been blocked till 4pm in view of the Bharat Bandh called by protesting farmers. 

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:04 AM

    Haryana, Delhi police increase security

    The Haryana Police has asked people to be prepared to face traffic congestion. The Delhi Police has intensified patrolling and deployed extra personnel at pickets in border areas of the national capital.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:59 AM

    State governments who have extended their support

    State governments of Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Punjab, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh have extended their support to the Bharat Bandh protest.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:48 AM

    Traffic movement closed from Uttar Pradesh towards Ghazipur due to protest

    The traffic movement has been closed from Uttar Pradesh towards Ghazipur due to protest, tweets Delhi Traffic Police.

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:43 AM

    10-hour Bharat Bandh begins

    A 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to mark the first anniversary of the three farm laws getting Presidential assent began on Monday morning. The strike will be observed till 4pm.

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