Bharat Bandh LIVE: On completion of four months of farmers’ protest at Delhi’s borders against the Centre’s three new farm laws, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is observing a 12-hour Bharat Bandh today. During the protest, markets are expected to remain closed in several parts of the country. Besides rail and road traffic are likely to be affected in some regions, however, ambulances and other essential services will be allowed. Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi’s borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for more than four months, demanding the repeal of farm laws. They have been protesting against the three laws since November 26.Also Read - Bharat Bandh Today: Who Is Calling It and Why

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  • 10:44 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: In the wake of the farmers’ protest, supplies of vegetables and milk will also be stopped by the protesters. The SKM – an umbrella body of protesting unions – have also requested farmers to be peaceful and not get involved in any kind of illegitimate debate and conflict during the nationwide bandh.

  • 10:40 AM IST

  • 10:39 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: Rahul Gandhi has extended support to the Bharat Bandh and said that ‘Satyagraha’ was the way to oppose these laws and hoped that the protest will be peaceful. In a tweet in Hindi, Rahul said (roughly translated),”History is witness that through Satyagraha injustice, arrogance and exploitation ends and the agitation should be in the interest of the country and should be peaceful.”

  • 10:04 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: Protesters are sitting at 31 locations across Punjab and Haryana spanning Delhi, Ambala & Firozepur division affecting rail movement. Train services affected at 32 locations, 4 Shatabdi trains cancelled, said Indian Railways

  • 9:08 AM IST

  • 8:47 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: In Visakhapatnam, members of Left parties held a protest demonstration at Maddilapalem junction today against the Centre over agriculture laws and privatisation of Vizag steel plant

  • 8:46 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: According to a statement issued by the SKM, the bandh has been called for the repeal of three agricultural laws, for law on Minimum Support Prices (MSP) and procurement, cancellation of all police cases against farmers, rollback of “electricity bill and pollution bill” and for reducing prices of diesel, petrol and gas. The release also said that the bandh call has been given “against the anti-farmer government” on completion of four months of farmers’ struggle in Delhi.

  • 8:01 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: Protesters block the Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border) in view of 12-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha against Centre’s Farm Laws

  • 8:01 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: In Ambala, protesters block GT Road and railway track near Shahpur, in view of 12-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha against Centre’s Farm Laws

  • 7:24 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh LIVE: Traffic movement is closed on Ghazipur (Delhi-UP) border NH-24 (both carriageway), said Delhi Traffic Police