Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, September 27
Regular life was hit as farmers blocked highways, roads and squatted on railway tracks at many locations in Punjab and Haryana on Monday in view of a Bharat Bandh known as by farm unions in opposition to three agriculture legal guidelines of the Centre.
In Punjab, the ruling Congress stated it firmly stands by the farm unions’ Bharat Bandh name in opposition to the three legal guidelines.
An entire shutdown was noticed within the state, with transport companies suspended throughout the bandh interval, whereas retailers and different business institutions remained shut at most locations.
Nationwide and state highways in a number of districts, together with Amritsar, Rupnagar, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Sangrur, Mohali, Ludhiana, Ferozepur and Bathinda had been blocked by the protesters.
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In neighbouring Haryana, the protesters blocked highways in Sirsa, Fatehabad, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Charkhi Dadri, Karnal, Kaithal, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Panchkula districts.
The protesting farmers squatted on railway tracks at many locations within the two states.
Ferozepur’s Divisional Railway Supervisor Seema Sharma instructed PTI that some passenger trains had been cancelled whereas another companies had been rescheduled.
With the protesters squatting on railway tracks, she stated so far as attainable, the railway authorities tried to halt the trains at a station in order that the stranded passengers might get some services.
Farmers squatted on railway tracks at many locations within the two states, together with at Shahbad close to Kurukshetra, Sonepat, Bahadurgarh, Charkhi Dadri, Jind, Amritsar, Patiala, Barnala and Lalru close to Dera Bassi.
A number of trains had been held up as a result of this.
Phagwara Station Superintendent Devinder Singh stated the Amritsar-bound 03005 Up Howrah Mail coming from Kolkata was stopped by the railway authorities at 6.35 am, whereas the Jammu-bound 08237 UP Begampura Specific needed to be halted at Phagwara at 6.46 am. He stated although the Begampura Specific had no scheduled halt at Phagwara, it needed to be stopped as a result of monitor blockade close to Jalandhar.
The Amritsar-Katihar Specific, the Saharsa-Amritsar Specific and the Uchahar Specific trains had been halted on the Ambala Cantonment railway station, whereas the Ambala-Saharanpur passenger practice was halted on the Jagadhri railway station.
On the Karnal railway station, the Swaraj Specific practice headed to Jammu was halted. Three trains had been additionally halted on the Kurukshetra railway station, officers stated.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi urged the Centre to repeal the three “anti-farmer” legal guidelines.
“#I Stand With Farmers & enchantment the Union Govt. to repeal the three anti-farmer legal guidelines. Our farmers have been struggling for his or her rights since greater than a yr & it’s excessive time that their voice is heard. I request the farmers to lift their voice in a peaceable method,” he stated in a tweet.
State Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu stated the PPCC firmly stands by the farmer unions’ Bharat Bandh name.
“Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee firmly stands by Farmer Unions demand for Bharat Bandh on 27 Sept 2021. Within the struggle of proper and unsuitable you can’t afford to be impartial!! We urge each Congress employee to combat with all their would possibly in opposition to the three Unconstitutional Black Legal guidelines!!” he tweeted.
A whole bunch of farmers blocked the Ambala-Delhi Nationwide Freeway. They put barricades on the roads main as much as the Shambhu border close to Ambala and squatted in the course of the highway. The visitors in the direction of Delhi was diverted to different routes.
Numerous vans and different autos had been stranded on each side of the freeway.
Numerous farmers gathered on the new grain market in Ambala metropolis, from the place they marched in the direction of varied metropolis markets to request the shopkeepers to maintain their retailers closed.
A lot of the grain markets of Ambala district, the wholesale fabric market, Sarafa bazaar, instructional institutes and several other business institutions remained closed.
Outlets additionally remained shut at another locations in Haryana, together with in Karnal and Kurukshetra.
In Amritsar, a lot of farmers held a protest close to the Golden Gate, the entry level of the holy metropolis.
Farmer chief Sarwan Singh Pandher stated the Centre ought to repeal the “black farm legal guidelines” with out additional delay. With PTI
*Ropar: Farmers sit on dharna at six locations, together with the railway monitor close to Ropar railway station, bringing visitors within the district to a halt. Farmers sit on the highway on the toll plaza on Ropar-Chandigarh highway, Ropar-Anandpur Sahib highway and Ropar-Bela highway. Apart from, they sit on the highway close to Nurpur Bedi bus stand and close to Panjkoha marriage palace at Morinda.
*Muktsar: Farmers block all highways within the district. Bharat Vikas Parishad and Vyapar Mandal in affiliation with farmer unions organise blood donation camp in Malout city.
*Sonepat: A 54-year-old protesting farmer was discovered useless in his tent at Singhu border within the wee hours of Monday. The deceased has been recognized as Baghel Ram of Phillaur in Jalandhar district of Punjab. The physique has been despatched to the mortuary on the common hospital in Sonepat.
*Panipat: Farmers block Panipat-Rohtak freeway close to Shahpur and Mudlana villages. No affect witnessed to date in Panipat city. All markets in Panipat stay open.
*Rohtak: Nationwide and state highways put on a abandoned look as individuals keep away from going out in view of Bharat Bandh. Teams of protesting farmers stage dharnas on completely different highways passing by the district.
*Faridabad/Palwal: No affect of the Bharat Bandh to date in Faridabad and Palwal districts. Bus, practice and Metro rail functioning as typical. With imposition of Part 144, police have been deployed at varied factors to forestall any untoward incident. Ratan Singh Sorot, an area chief of BKU in Palwal, claimed that apart from the continuing dharna at Antoha village, farmers will go to native market to steer the shopkeepers to down the shutters in assist of the continuing agitation.
*Jhajjar: Metro practice companies suspended in Bahadurgarh city in view of Bharat Bandh name.
*Full bandh noticed in Hisar district, together with railway companies and highway transport.
*Rohtak: Dealer unions oppose name for Bharat Bandh given by farmers, say retailers and different business institutions to open as typical.
*Gurugram: No farmers at Delhi-Gurugram border. Nonetheless, there’s a main visitors congestion owing to heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces. Delhi Police verify autos that results in a jam.
*Railway monitor is blocked close to Fatehgarh village in Charkhi Dadri district by protesting farmers.
*Rohtak: Farmers block all nationwide and state highways passing by Rohtak. Stage dharnas at a number of factors; protests peaceable.
*Sangrur: Farmers block Sangrur-Patiala, Sangrur-Ludhiana and Sangrur-Bathinda roads.
*Street blocked at dhanana village in Bhiwani district.
*Hisar: A practice is stopped close to Ramayan village the place farmers sit on dharna at a toll plaza. The Hisar-Bhiwani railway line is blocked close to Ramayan village in Hisar district. Farmers block Ludas-Shahpur highway in Hisar district. Farmers sit in center of the highway at Baddo Patti toll plaza in Hisar district.
*Jhajjar: Protesting farmers sit on the Rohtak-Delhi monitor at Bahadurgarh railway station close to Tikri border. Protesting farmers increase slogans in opposition to three farm legal guidelines and the Modi govt at Bahadurgarh railway station close to Tikri border.
*Karnal: Most retailers within the metropolis are closed at 9 am. Farmers take out a march within the metropolis. Farmers is not going to block the NH-44 in Karnal, says Jagdeep Singh Aulakh, state core committee member, BKU (Charuni). “Our focus is on the town. We request the merchants to assist the farming neighborhood. Up to now, we’ve got acquired a very good response within the CM’s metropolis,” says Aulakh.
*Ludhiana: Passengers of long-route trains, which get stranded at Ahmedgarh, are among the many worst affected as they journey with households together with youngsters, aged individuals and sufferers. Nonetheless, activists of social organisations maintain medical help camp and langar for them.
*Patiala: Farmers block Chandigarh-Bathinda nationwide freeway close to Passiana police station.
*Farmers block Sirsa-Mansa highway at Sardulgarh in Mansa. Farmers block Bathinda-Patiala highway at Bhainibagha village in Mansa.
*Chandigarh-Pathankot freeway closed for vehicular visitors at Mangarh by protesting farmers.
*BKU Dakaunda volunteers have closed the gate of Punjabi College in Patiala.
*Ludhiana: All major and hyperlink roads passing by the district blocked for vehicular visitors. Protesting farmers, holding banners and placards in opposition to farm legal guidelines, squatting on the center of the roads, not permitting anybody to move by. Commuters in for main inconvenience. Police have made elaborate preparations to avert any untoward incident, stated Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.
*Kaithal: Farmers block a number of main roads in Kaithal, together with at Titram Mor.
*Doaba Kisan Committee organises blockades at a number of locations on highways working by Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur.
*Farmers begin holding protests at 19 locations in Bathinda district and 10 locations in Mansa district.
*Ambala: Farmers block Delhi-Ambala nationwide freeway in Shahbad, Shambhu Toll plaza, NH344 in Mullana.
*Karnal: Easy visitors circulation on the NH-44 in Karnal district. Farmers block six main roads — Karnal-Kaithal highway in Nissing, Karnal-Assandh highway, Assandh-Jind highway, Assandh-Safidon highway, Assandh-Panipat highway. Farmers are assembling in Karnal to take a march within the metropolis. Numerous farmers are anticipated to assemble within the metropolis, says Jagdeep Singh Aulakh, state core committee member, BKU (Charuni). “We are going to enchantment to the merchants to assist the farmers,” Aulakh says. Deployment of heavy police drive and an organization of RAF close to Mini Secretariat.
*Street blocked by protesting farmers at Tanda Urmur.
*Morning Shatabdi from Chandigarh to Delhi delayed.
*Farmers protest throughout Bharat Bandh by blocking railway tracks at Barnala.