25 03 2021
Bharat Band on 26th March 2021: Farmers called second nation-wide strike
It is the second time that the farmers of India have called the Bharat Band when the protest will reach 4months, against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the government of India.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a coalition of farmers union has called for Bharat Band on 26th March 2021. This Bharat band will be observed from 6am to 6pm. Thousands of farmers from different states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and other states will protest has been called against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the government.
The protest from the farmers is to completely repeal the farm law and legal guarantee that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue as the new law will dismantle the MSP.
The talks between farmers and government officials have been failed several times and unable to reach to a solution statement which will be in favour of farmers.
What will be observed during the Bharat band:
- All rail and road transport will be closed.
- Market and other public places across the nation will remain closed between 6am to 6pm tomorrow.
- Emergency health services will run as
- Business establishments will remain
The farmers union leaders are insisted to have the strike peaceful and without harming anyone. Which happened during the previous Bharat band.
Also, the farmers said that the copes of the three farm laws will be burnt by farmers during ‘Holika Dahan’ on 28th March 2021.
The Bharat band is supported by several parties and leaders which also includes Congress MP Digvijay Singh, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh.
“In order to make Bharat Bandh successful, all District President, the Block President / Tehsil President and top officials should coordinate to ensure that the bandh is made successful,” the Bhartiya Kisan Morcha said in Tweet.
This is the second nation-wide protest of farmers, previously it was also held by farmers on 8th December 2020, which was witnessed in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.