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Bharat bandh: Opposition parties to endorse farmers' strike on September 27; all you need to know

The Delhi Police has made adequate security arrangements across the borders of the national capital in view of the 'Bharat Bandh'.
 

Bharat bandh: Opposition parties to endorse farmers' strike on September 27; all you need to know-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 26, 2021, 1:29 PM IST
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The Samyukt Kisan Porcha (SKM), the umbrella body of over 40 farm unions leading the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three farm laws, has called for a nationwide strike -- Bharat Bandh -- on September 27 from 6 am to 4 pm.

The Delhi Police has made adequate security arrangements across the borders of the national capital in view of the 'Bharat Bandh'.

SKM has urged all organisations of workers, traders, transporters, businessmen, students, youth and women and all social movements to extend their solidarity with the farmers on Monday.

The bandh will be held from six in the morning to four in the evening during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and functions will be closed throughout the country.

However, the kisan body has said that all emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies will be exempted.

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"This would include all government and private offices, all educational and other institutions, all shops, industries and commercial establishments, all public events and functions. Public and private transport will also come to a halt during this period," said SKM.

Many Opposition parties have expressed their support to the bandh, with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi supporting the bandh and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav announcing that he will participate in the nationwide strike. Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also extended their support to the Bharat Bandh called by the national level farmers' associations.

The Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu governments, too, have declared complete support to the nationwide strike. Congress has also said that it will be joining the protests on Monday.

Meanwhile, in Karnataka, as reported by news portal NewsNext, the Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka (KAMS), the largest association of private schools in the state, will show solidarity with the farmers by extending support to the Bharat Bandh on Monday.

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