Bharat Bandh on 8 December: As the fifth round of meeting between the farmers and the union government remained with no result, farmer leaders have called for the Bharat Bandh for December 8. Farmers are protesting against the September 2020 passed farm laws including Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Here are the latest updates on farmers' call of 'Bharat Bandh', to be staged across the country-
I'm deeply hurt with the behaviour of the Centre with the farmers protesting at Delhi borders. Despite making repeated attempts, nothing conclusive done to satisfy them. I have decided to return Padma Shri in support of farmers, said Surjit Patar, Punjabi writer & poet
Government should resolve issue of farmers as soon as possible, said Wrestler Sushil Kumar on Monday. The support comes a day after boxer Vijendra Singh extended support to protesting farmers.
Barring pre-existing marriage and banquet bookings already confirmed, all hotels, restaurants, resorts and bars to remain closed to show support to Bharat bandh on December 8, said Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab
SAD on Sunday extends its support to farmers' call for Bharat Bandh on December 8.
I stand with BJP and farmers; govt always thinks of farmers' betterment, said BJP MP and Bollywood actor Sunny Deol.
I stand with BJP and farmers; govt always thinks of farmers' betterment: Sunny Deol— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) December 6, 2020
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Farmer leader Baldev Singh on Sunday urged to all to participate in 'Bharat Bandh' on 8th December. "About 250 farmers from Gujarat will be coming to Delhi. There is a need to strengthen this farmers' movement", Singh said.
"Congress stands united with farmers & their struggles. We'll whole-heartedly support the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers. All our district units instructed already to have dharnas & demonstrations in support of farmers", said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on 8th Dec Bharat Bandh
Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, and Mangesh borders are closed along with NH 44 on both sides. Delhi Traffic Police asks said to take alternate routes via Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli, NH8/ Bhopra/ Apsara borders / Peripheral expressway.
Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba & GTK road. Advisory has been issued to avoid outer ring road , GTK road, NH 44: Delhi Traffic Police.
Congress has decided to support the Bharat Bandh on December 8. We will be demonstrating the same at our party offices. It will be a step strengthening Rahul Gandhi’s support to the farmers. We will ensure that the demonstration is successful, said Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera
Members of Bhartiya Kisan Union Lok Shakti begin their march from Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal to Delhi in support of farmers' protest against Centre's farm laws. Security forces have been deployed & barricading done at Kalindi Kunj border from where members are scheduled to enter Delhi.
Congress workers on Sunday observe symbolic fast to protest the farm laws, in Gandhinagar. State Congress working president Hardik Patel also present at the fast site.
Gujarat: Congress workers observe symbolic fast to protest the farm laws, in Gandhinagar. State Congress working president Hardik Patel also present. pic.twitter.com/IkU6bxJyCE— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2020
Aam Adami Party has also joined the Farmers' Protest by advocating their Demand for abolishing the Center Government passed Fame Laws in September 2020. Aam Aadmi Party’s convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged party officials & workers to support farmers-led Bharat Bandh on December 8. Ours is an agrarian country, I would also urge the people to show their support as well, Gopal Rai, Minister in Delhi Governemnt said on Sunday.