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    Bharat Bandh on March 26; Farmers union calls for nationwide shutdown

    The nationwide shutdown will start at 6 am and it will be in force up to 6 pm across the country on Friday, which marks four months of the farmer agitation.

    Guwahati: As the farmer unions are continuously protesting against the three farm laws, rail and road transportation services are likely to be affected and markets may remain closed in several parts of the country on Friday. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers’ union which has given a call for Bharat Bandh or a countrywide strike on March 26, has appealed to people to make it a success.

    In a statement, SKM said that nationwide shutdown will start at 6 am and it will be in force up to 6 pm across the country on Friday, which marks four months of the farmer agitation on Delhi’s three borders.

    However, the farmer unions have assured that emergency services like ambulance and  fire wil be allowed during the shutdown.

    Thousands of protesting farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and several other states have been staging a sit-in along Delhi borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – demanding repeal of the farm laws and a legal guarantee that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue.

    The farmers’ unions have held over 10 rounds of talks with the centre to resolve the stalemate but no avail.

    During the strike, all business establishments will be closed and no road and rail traffic will be allowed to ply, the farmers’ unions announced.

    On March 28, during ‘Holika Dahan’, copies of the farm laws will be burnt by the farmers, the union leaders said.

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers’ union which has given a call for Bharat Bandh or a countrywide strike on March 26, has appealed to people to make it a success.

    In a statement, SKM said that nationwide shutdown will start at 6 am and it will be in force up to 6 pm across the country on Friday, which marks four months of the farmer agitation on Delhi’s three borders.

    However, the farmer unions have assured that emergency services like ambulance and  fire wil be allowed during the shutdown.

    Thousands of protesting farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and several other states have been staging a sit-in along Delhi borders – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – demanding repeal of the farm laws and a legal guarantee that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue.

    The farmers’ unions have held over 10 rounds of talks with the centre to resolve the stalemate but no avail.

    During the strike, all business establishments will be closed and no road and rail traffic will be allowed to ply, the farmers’ unions announced.

    On March 28, during ‘Holika Dahan’, copies of the farm laws will be burnt by the farmers, the union leaders said.

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