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Security personnel stand guard at Delhi-Noida Gate during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws in Noida.(HT photo)

Bharat Bandh will begin at 11 am. Here’s why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Speaking at a press conference today, Rakesh Tikait, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union, said that the timings for the road blockade or chakka jam has been set as they don’t want to cause any trouble to the common public.
Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai said that instructions have been given to deploy extra forces at strategic points and tolls on highways.(ANI)
Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai said that instructions have been given to deploy extra forces at strategic points and tolls on highways.(ANI)

Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai calls for peaceful Bharat Bandh

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:09 PM IST
Speaking to reporters , the minister said 5,000 home guards, along with Central Armed Reserve (CAR) and District Armed Reserve (DAR) platoons, have been roped.
Protesting farmers raising slogans against farm reform laws near Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Protesting farmers raising slogans against farm reform laws near Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ensure peace and tranquility during Bharat Bandh, Centre tells states, UTs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:03 PM IST
A Home Ministry official said that the advisory sent to states/UTs for making security arrangements is a routine practice as states are usually alerted during such events.
The bandh has been called against three new farm laws passed by Parliament recently.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO for representation)
The bandh has been called against three new farm laws passed by Parliament recently.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO for representation)

Law and order plans in place for ‘Bharat bandh’, say Mumbai cops

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:03 PM IST
Mumbai police’s spokesperson said all preparations have been made to maintain law and order during the shutdown, including deployment of three State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) companies.
After five rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions failed to end the impasse, the two sides are again set to meet on December 9, a day after the countrywide strike.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
After five rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions failed to end the impasse, the two sides are again set to meet on December 9, a day after the countrywide strike.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Railway union AIRF extends support for Bharat Bandh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Shiva Gopal Mishra, general secretary, AIRF met the agitating farmers at Singhu border and assured them that members of the railway union are with them in their fight against the new agriculture laws.
Farmers from Tamil Nadu seen among demonstrators in the protest against farm reform laws at Singhu Border near Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Farmers from Tamil Nadu seen among demonstrators in the protest against farm reform laws at Singhu Border near Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Railway unions AIRF and NFIR extend support to protesting farmers, a day before Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Another railway body, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), also came out in support of the farmers and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to concede to the demands of the protesters.
Farmers protest at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana, on Monday, a day before ‘Bharat Bandh’.(AP Photo)
Farmers protest at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana, on Monday, a day before ‘Bharat Bandh’.(AP Photo)

Bharat Bandh: All you need to know about parties supporting it and services that may be affected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Bharat Bandh: In Delhi, the police have made elaborate security arrangements and warned that strict action will be taken against those trying to disrupt movement of people or “forcefully” shut shops.
Abhay Singh Chautala said his party had announced its support to the protesting farmers the day the agitation started, adding that “each and every worker of the INLD will fight this battle shoulder-to-shoulder to strengthen this movement so that the Centre is forced to abolish the three black laws imposed on the peasants.”(Keshav Singh/HT)
Abhay Singh Chautala said his party had announced its support to the protesting farmers the day the agitation started, adding that “each and every worker of the INLD will fight this battle shoulder-to-shoulder to strengthen this movement so that the Centre is forced to abolish the three black laws imposed on the peasants.”(Keshav Singh/HT)

INLD extends support to farmers’ organisations for ‘Bharat Bandh’

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:59 PM IST
In a statement here, the INLD leader said no farmer organisation of the country had demanded the new agricultural laws, but the central government enacted the “black farm legislations to benefit the corporates”.
A file photo of the BEST buses in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
A file photo of the BEST buses in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh: BEST buses, cabs, autos to ply as usual on Mumbai roads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:37 PM IST
“BEST buses will be operational tomorrow and will not be part of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Protective iron grills and other protective gears will be used while plying the buses tomorrow,” BEST public relations officer told news agency ANI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks after laying the foundation of the Agra metro rail project through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks after laying the foundation of the Agra metro rail project through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Can’t build new century with old laws’: PM Modi’s pitch for reforms amid farmers’ protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:26 PM IST
PM Modi’s remarks come a day before the ‘Bharat Bandh’ - a nationwide strike call given by various farmer organisations demanding repeal of the three laws passed in September.
Police personnel stand guard amid farmers' protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)
Police personnel stand guard amid farmers' protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)

Centre highlights 3 major points in ‘Bharat Bandh’ advisory for states: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivai Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:13 PM IST
In the advisory, the Centre asked the state governments and UT administrations to ensure that protesters strictly adhere to all Covid-19 guidelines issued with regard to health and social distancing.
Kashmiri fruit growers have said they support the Bharat Banch called by farmers.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Kashmiri fruit growers have said they support the Bharat Banch called by farmers.(HT FILE PHOTO)

‘Want all demands of farmers fulfilled’, say fruit growers of Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The fruit growers have decided to shut all the activities on Tuesday, especially in the fruit markets across Kashmir valley in support of the bandh.
Farmers attend a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Farmers attend a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Centre sends advisory for ‘Bharat Bandh’; asks states to tighten security, ensure peace

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:44 PM IST
In a countrywide advisory, the Union Home Ministry also said the state governments and UT administrations must ensure that the Covid-19 guidelines issued with regard to health and social distancing are strictly followed.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rajesh Singh Tikait during the protest against farm law, at Ghazipur in New Delhi.(ANI)
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rajesh Singh Tikait during the protest against farm law, at Ghazipur in New Delhi.(ANI)

Bharat Bandh tomorrow: Will begin from 11am, don’t want to trouble common man, say farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:03 PM IST
During the strike, farmers are expected to block roads and services such as transport and banking may be affected. However, medical services like an ambulance or even weddings will go as usual.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party chief Mayawati extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by protesting farmers.(PTI Photo)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party chief Mayawati extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by protesting farmers.(PTI Photo)

BSP extends support to ‘Bharat Bandh’ call by farmers

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The BSP is among several political parties, including the Congress and the AAP, that are supporting the nationwide strike called by farmers.
Delhi chief minister interacting with farmers protesting at Singhu border on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister interacting with farmers protesting at Singhu border on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Farmers’ demands valid, will back Bharat Bandh: Kejriwal at Delhi’s Singhu border

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:51 AM IST
At the protest venue, Kejriwal said members of the AAP have been serving the farmers as ‘sevadars’ since the protests began. “I haven’t come here as a CM but as a ‘sevadar’. Farmers are in trouble today and we should stand with them.
Arvind Kejriwal will visit Delhi’s Singhu border on Monday.(PTI File Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal will visit Delhi’s Singhu border on Monday.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to visit Singhu border to inspect arrangements for protesting farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The visit by the Aam Aadmi Party’s (APP’s) national convenor to the Singhu border comes a day after he extended support to the agitating farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh or nationwide strike on Tuesday.
Farmers gathered at Singhu Border continue their protest against farm reform laws.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Farmers gathered at Singhu Border continue their protest against farm reform laws.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Farmers’ Protest Updates: They are ‘misguided,’ says farmers in support of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Farmers Protest Live Updates: Farmers have said that they would occupy toll plazas on December 8, the day of Bharat Bandh, if their demands for repealing the farm laws are not met.
The farmers protest against the three agriculture laws entered its 11th day on Sunday. (Photo: Hindustan Times/Sanchit Khanna)
The farmers protest against the three agriculture laws entered its 11th day on Sunday. (Photo: Hindustan Times/Sanchit Khanna)

Opposition parties back Bharat Bandh, Sharad Pawar to meet President on December 9 | 10 points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:45 PM IST
A letter written by Pawar in 2010 to then Dekhi CM Shiela Dikshit surfaced on social media in which Pawar, as the agriculture minister, had urged the CMs to amend the APMC Act in their states to allow private sector.
Beniwal expressing support for Bharat Bandh on December 8.(@hanumanbeniwal/Twitter)
Beniwal expressing support for Bharat Bandh on December 8.(@hanumanbeniwal/Twitter)

BJP-ally RLP supports Bharat Bandh call, threatens to exit coalition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:55 PM IST
The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party had earlier requested the Centre to alleviate the concerns regarding the newly passed farm bills.
Image for representation.(HT PHOTO)
Image for representation.(HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protest: Fuel stations to remain shut in Haryana on December 8

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The decision was taken at a state-level meeting of members of Haryana Petroleum Dealer Welfare Association (HPDWA) at Panipat on Sunday.
Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie voicing his support for the farmers’ agitation.(ANI/Twitter)
Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie voicing his support for the farmers’ agitation.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Like two sons of a father’: Transport unions support Bharat Bandh call

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Delhi Goods Transport Association president Parmeet Singh Goldie said that farmers form the roots of their business hence they feel they should express their solidarity with the agitating farmers’ unions.
Farmers gather in large numbers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers gather in large numbers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Congress, AAP, TRS, Trinamool: List of parties which are supporting December 8 Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:24 PM IST
As TRS, TMC, Left parties have extended support to the agitating farmers, the strike is likely to affect life in Hyderabad, West Bengal, Kerala.
Farmers shout slogans during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers shout slogans during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Telangana Rashtriya Samithi backs farmers’ call for Dec 8 ‘Bharat bandh’

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:33 PM IST
TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the party rank and file would actively participate in the bandh to ensure it was a success.
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) on NH-24 in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) on NH-24 in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

Congress backs protesting farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh on December 8

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Leaders of farmers’ unions met the central leadership on Saturday to resolve the deadlock over farm laws. However, no progress could be made and they will now meet for the sixth round of talks on December 10.
Farmers arrive to join demonstrators at the Delhi- UP Gate protest site near Ghazipur while talks are held with the Centre on farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad, India.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers arrive to join demonstrators at the Delhi- UP Gate protest site near Ghazipur while talks are held with the Centre on farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad, India.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Bharat Bandh on Dec 8: Farmers get support from Left parties, trade unions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Trinamool Congress and the Left parties, besides a joint platform of 10 central trade unions, have announced their support to the countrywide strike. Here’s everything you need to know about the Bharat Bandh call by farmers
Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)
Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)

Farm leaders hopeful govt will repeal laws but will continue with Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Farmer leaders are hopeful that the government will repeal the newly introduced farm laws and are firm that they do not seek any amendments.
Farmers closed Delhi-Noida gate at Noida Sector 14A on Saturday.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Farmers closed Delhi-Noida gate at Noida Sector 14A on Saturday.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

‘Leave path of agitation,’ agriculture minister urges farmers ahead of December 8 Bharat Bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The minister talked about the inconvenience both the protesters and Delhi people are facing because of the protests.
Fifth round of meeting between farmers' representatives and the Central government begins over farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI)
Fifth round of meeting between farmers' representatives and the Central government begins over farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI)

‘Govt will benefit from farm laws, not us’: Farmers’ leaders at meeting with centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Thousands of farmers from Haryana and Punjab are protesting in and around Delhi against the three farm laws, passed by Parliament in September.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation and join the path of discussion.(ANI)
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urges farmers to leave agitation and join the path of discussion.(ANI)

Farmers protest Live Updates: Doubts on MSP baseless, ready to resolve every suspicion, says Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Farmers Protest Live Updates: The Centre has agreed to review the recently enacted legislation and bring amendments if required to address the farmers’ demands.
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