Bharat Bandh: Farmers call for day-long protest on February 16

Traders are set to carry on with their business activities despite the Bharat Bandh protest called by farmer unions today.

Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:51 AM IST 8 Photos

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), part of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), had earlier called for a Bharat Bandh on February 16, citing a host of unmet demands of farmers. The Noida-based Bharatiya Kisan Parishad (BKP) has also extended support to Friday's Bharat Bandh.(HT File Photo)

The SKM (non-political) has asked all the like-minded farmer organisations to join the Bharat Bandh, a day-long protest starting from 6 am to 4 pm. (HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)

The farmers are participating in a widespread chakka jam on major roads across India from 12 pm to 4 pm. (HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)


In Punjab, a large part of state and national highways would be closed for at least four hours. (HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

Normal life was hit in the southwest Punjab districts as all private and government-run buses remained off the roads since early Friday morning in response to the call of Bharat bandh. (HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)