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Farmers at Bahadurgarh Railway Station on Bharat Bandh called against the three new farm laws, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Bharat Bandh: Roads blocked, rail services hit in Punjab and Haryana

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:40 AM IST
Dozens of farm leaders and activists were detained and the northern railways said 41 passenger trains and 40 freight trains had to be cancelled, diverted or delayed.
A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh, farmers rest at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP bornear Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh, farmers rest at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP bornear Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Bharat Bandh on March 26: Congress extends support; traders body not taking part

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Confederation of All India Traders, the union of eight crore traders in the country, which called a Bharat bandh in February said it is not going to take part in tomorrow's strike.
Dehradun district administration and police have appealed to people to not forcefully close shops or other establishments during Bharat Bandh. (HT Photo)
Dehradun district administration and police have appealed to people to not forcefully close shops or other establishments during Bharat Bandh. (HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh today: Rail, road transport likely to be affected

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Here’s all you need to know about the Bharat Bandh scheduled for March 26.
CAIT, over 40,000 traders' associations across the country will support the Bandh(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/ HT)
CAIT, over 40,000 traders' associations across the country will support the Bandh(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/ HT)

Commercial markets across India to remain shut on Feb 26 due to 'Bharat Bandh'

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • The Confederation of All India Traders said dharnas will be held nationwide in 1,500 places demanding the Centre, state governments and the GST Council to keep in abeyance the "draconian" provisions of GST.
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)
In his letter to Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, social activist Anna Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.(PTI)

Anna Hazare warns Centre of fast over agri-related demands

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Hazare observed a fast on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations demanding a repeal of the Centre’s three agri laws.
A policeman at Chajjarsi toll plaza, where farmers are camped in protest against three new farm laws, in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
A policeman at Chajjarsi toll plaza, where farmers are camped in protest against three new farm laws, in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

UP Police on alert over farmers’ protest

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:32 AM IST
The police headquarters issued directives to all district police chiefs to make necessary arrangements to avert any law and of order problem
Farmers listen to a speaker, sitting in the middle of an expressway at the site of a protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)
Farmers listen to a speaker, sitting in the middle of an expressway at the site of a protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.(AP)

Farmers’ stir: Forces deployed to deal with anti-social elements, says UP ADG

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Issuing warning about the miscreants joining the protests, ADG Kumar said the UP police has informed farmers about the possibility of miscreants amid the protest.
A Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) member at Ghazipur border during ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) member at Ghazipur border during ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Farmer leaders threaten to block Jaipur highway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:52 AM IST
The protest against the farm laws has been going at Delhi borders since November 27. On Tuesday, the farmers unions had enforced a Bharat Bandh (nationwide strike) from 11am to 3pm, which was peaceful.
Farmers take rest on a tractor-trolley during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, near the Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Farmers take rest on a tractor-trolley during their ongoing protest against the Centre's farm reform laws, near the Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

Farmers’ protests enter day 14, deadlock persists despite Amit Shah-farm unions’ meet | 10 points

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Farm union leaders will decide on Wednesday whether to move ahead with the sixth round of talks, scheduled to take place later in the day.
The shutdown was observed in around 10,000 places in 25 states, said Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav.(Anil Velhal)
The shutdown was observed in around 10,000 places in 25 states, said Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav.(Anil Velhal)

Shops, transport take a hit as Bharat Bandh impacts states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC and Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:05 AM IST
The maximum impact of Bharat Bandh was felt in Punjab and Haryana, the epicentre of the ongoing protests by cultivators who are demanding the repeal of the laws aimed at the liberalising farm trade. Western Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, too, felt the impact of the strike observed between 11am and 3pm.
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Situation normal in Shimla, mixed response to Bharat bandh in other parts of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala:
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:06 AM IST
As shops remain open in capital, Kisan Sabha members led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator Rakesh Singha stage a sit-in at Theogh Bazar and Cong workers stage demonstrations in Kangra
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)

Bharat Bandh: Fruit mandis in Kashmir observe complete shutdown

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Business in Asia’s second largest fruit market in Sopore also remained suspended as a group of growers staged a protest demanding revocation of the laws.
The police tightened the security measures at the border points, while several shops near protest points chose to down shutters on Tuesday. Some of them said they closed their business in “solidarity” with farmers.(Uday Deolekar)
The police tightened the security measures at the border points, while several shops near protest points chose to down shutters on Tuesday. Some of them said they closed their business in “solidarity” with farmers.(Uday Deolekar)

Bharat Bandh largely peaceful in borders, crowd swells at protest sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:33 AM IST
One of the few roads blocked by protesters on Tuesday was the NH-44. A group of young men, mostly from Delhi and a few from Punjab, blocked the highway a few kilometers before the Singhu border.
Delhi Police also issued traffic advisories on social media to make the commuters aware of the affected routes and the diversions available.(PTI Photo)
Delhi Police also issued traffic advisories on social media to make the commuters aware of the affected routes and the diversions available.(PTI Photo)

Bharat Bandh: Protesting farmers block Delhi-Meerut Expressway for five hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:31 AM IST
The blockade caused heavy traffic jams on alternate routes through which the police had to divert commuters. As many as 4,000 traffic policemen were deployed on Delhi’s roads throughout the day to ensure smooth vehicular movement.
Traders from the Okhla Mandi said their business continued as usual.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Traders from the Okhla Mandi said their business continued as usual.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Okhla Mandi functions as usual, but other markets affected by bandh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:36 AM IST
While it was business as usual at the Okhla fruit and vegetable market, trade was hit at the Azadpur and Ghazipur markets. The Narela and Najafgarh foodgrain markets remained completely shut in support of the strike on Tuesday.
Auto and taxi unions which joined the one-day strike claimed that “thousands” of cabs, autos, Gramin Sewas, RTVs, and phat phat Sewa owners kept their vehicles off the roads on Tuesday between 11am and 3pm.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Auto and taxi unions which joined the one-day strike claimed that “thousands” of cabs, autos, Gramin Sewas, RTVs, and phat phat Sewa owners kept their vehicles off the roads on Tuesday between 11am and 3pm.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Transport services, Metro largely unaffected by nationwide strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Despite several unions of autos, taxis and other public service vehicles announcing their support to the strike, the impact was minimal on the city roads.
Around noon, as nearly 40 Congress workers led by DPCC president Chaudhary were protesting below the ITO flyover, they were found violating social distancing norms.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
Around noon, as nearly 40 Congress workers led by DPCC president Chaudhary were protesting below the ITO flyover, they were found violating social distancing norms.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

FIR against Delhi Cong chief, others for violating social distancing during strike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The first information report (FIR) was registered under Indian Penal Code’s sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life), 270 (Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life) and the Epidemic Disease Act against Chaudhary and others at the IP Estate police station, said deputy commissioner of police (central) Sanjay Bhatia.
Deserted look of Tulsibag on Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike in India.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)
Deserted look of Tulsibag on Bharat Bandh day to support farmer's strike in India.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)

Congress misleading farmers with ‘Bharat Bandh’: Rajasthan BJP chief

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia on Tuesday accused the Congress of misleading farmers in the name of ‘Bharat Bandh’ in protest against the Centre’s farm laws.
Farmers blocking Yamuna expressway during Bharat Bandh against new farm bills, in Mathura on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Farmers blocking Yamuna expressway during Bharat Bandh against new farm bills, in Mathura on Tuesday.(ANI photo)

Over 150 politicians, activists detained in Mathura during ‘Bharat Bandh’

Mathura | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:58 PM IST
To foil any untoward incident during the ‘Bharat Bandh’, the Mathura district administration made preventive arrests of over 150 leaders and activists of different political parties on Tuesday, officials said.
Members of various organizations demonstrating in support of farmers during a nationwide strike, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, India on Tuesday, December 08, 2020.(Photo: Keshav Singh/ Hindustan Times)
Members of various organizations demonstrating in support of farmers during a nationwide strike, in Sector 17, Chandigarh, India on Tuesday, December 08, 2020.(Photo: Keshav Singh/ Hindustan Times)

Farmer leaders claim Bharat Bandh successful; want to shift protest to Delhi’s Ramlila ground

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Farmer leaders claimed on Tuesday their ‘Bharat Bandh’ against the new farm laws was “successful” and had an impact in 25 states.
Lucknow police officials face off with protesters during Bharat Bandh called by farmers against new farm laws at Dubagga, in Lucknow on Tuesday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ HT PHOTO)
Lucknow police officials face off with protesters during Bharat Bandh called by farmers against new farm laws at Dubagga, in Lucknow on Tuesday.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ HT PHOTO)

Bharat Bandh ends peacefully in UP with mixed response

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Markets and offices remained largely open while Samajwadi Party, Congress, RLD, left parties’ workers and some other unions held protests in several districts and even held up a train in Prayagraj.
Congress members led by state president Pritam Singh during a protest in Dehradun on Bharat Bandh.(Kalyan Das/HT Photo)
Congress members led by state president Pritam Singh during a protest in Dehradun on Bharat Bandh.(Kalyan Das/HT Photo)

Bharat bandh: Mixed response in most of Uttarakhand; maximum impact in US Nagar, Pithoragarh

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haridwar/Rudrapur/Haldwani/Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:22 PM IST
The bandh was peaceful barring some roadblock incidents, said police.
People sit in front of closed shops at Ballimaran market in the wake of Bharat Bandh called by protesting farmers against new farm laws, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
People sit in front of closed shops at Ballimaran market in the wake of Bharat Bandh called by protesting farmers against new farm laws, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

‘Bharat Bandh’ ends peacefully, life hit in some states as farmers take national centre stage

New Delhi/Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Life was disrupted in several parts of the country on Tuesday as shops and commercial establishments stayed closed, transport was affected and protesters squatted on key roads and rail tracks in response to a ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers demanding a repeal of the new agri laws.
Samajwadi Party workers came out on the streets of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising slogans in support of the ‘Bharat Bandh’, leading to clashes with police at many places. They stopped the Bundelkhand Express at Prayagraj station, and raised slogans while sitting on the railway track.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Samajwadi Party workers came out on the streets of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, raising slogans in support of the ‘Bharat Bandh’, leading to clashes with police at many places. They stopped the Bundelkhand Express at Prayagraj station, and raised slogans while sitting on the railway track.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Bharat Bandh invokes mixed response in UP, SP workers protest

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Samajwadi Party leaders sat on a silent protest near the statue of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh at the Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow in support of the bandh. SP MLCs Rajpal Kashyap, Sunil Singh Sajan, Anand Bhadauria and Ashu Malik were part of it.
Passengers wait for alternate transport services after bus services were suspended at Patna’s Mithapur bus stand on Tuesday in solidarity with farmers' call for Bharat Bandh against new farm laws.
Passengers wait for alternate transport services after bus services were suspended at Patna’s Mithapur bus stand on Tuesday in solidarity with farmers' call for Bharat Bandh against new farm laws.

Bharat Bandh puts brakes on normal life in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Roads in many parts of Bihar were mostly deserted but emergency services, including hospitals and chemist shops remained open.
Left supporters along with workers of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal held demonstrations and protests in several cities and towns across the state.(PTI (Representative Image))
Left supporters along with workers of the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal held demonstrations and protests in several cities and towns across the state.(PTI (Representative Image))

Bharat Bandh: Inter-state traffic, private businesses affected in Jharkhand

Ranchi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Protests and demonstrations were held in Ranchi, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Palamu, Dumka, Bokaro, Sahibganj and Pakur but no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, officials said.
AAP’s Uttarakhand unit president SS Kaler. (Photo S S Kaler)
AAP’s Uttarakhand unit president SS Kaler. (Photo S S Kaler)

Uttarakhand AAP chief booked for leading protest march in farmers’ support

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The police said Uttarakhand’s AAP chief was leading a protest march without necessary permission and was also violating Covid norms.
Haryana Roadways bus operations were affected by the Bharat Bandh call as farmers blocked National Highway 44 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Haryana Roadways bus operations were affected by the Bharat Bandh call as farmers blocked National Highway 44 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh call evokes mixed response in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/karnal
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:38 AM IST
Shops shut, fuel stations open as traffic was diverted as a precautionary measure on NH-44 from Pipli to Kurukshetra and at Ambala
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the farmers on Tuesday ahead of their sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the farmers on Tuesday ahead of their sixth round of talks with the Centre on Wednesday.(PTI)

Farmers to meet Amit Shah today before 6th round of talks tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:03 PM IST
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss the farm issues as farmers observed a strike on Tuesday.
More farmers from Punjab and Haryana trickled in at the Singhu border on tractor-trolleys and cars on Tuesday amid heavy security presence(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
More farmers from Punjab and Haryana trickled in at the Singhu border on tractor-trolleys and cars on Tuesday amid heavy security presence(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

More farmers arrive from Haryana, Punjab; bandh likely to hit supply of rations for protesters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The number of farmers have started to swell as many more are coming in on bicycles and carts. The ‘Bharat Bandh’, however, hit the supply of essentials, including rice, wheat flour, lentils, oil, milk, soap and toothpaste, for the protesters camping at the border for the 13th day on the trot.
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