Bharat Bandh Today Highlights: Highways, railway tracks blocked in Punjab, Haryana; little impact in rest of states

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Updated: September 27, 2021 4:14:29 pm

Bharat Bandh: The 10-hour nationwide bandh showed its impact in Delhi and the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

Bharat Bandh News Live, Farmers Protest Bharat Bandh 27th September Live Updates: The 10-hour nationwide bandh showed its impact in Delhi and the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

Bharat Bandh: The 10-hour pan-India bandh, called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to mark the first anniversary of farmers’ protest against the farm laws, showed its impact in Delhi and the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. The protests by farmers and various other organisations have led to blockage of national highways, state highways, link road and railway tracks in Punjab Haryana. Road and rail traffic has been severely hit in both the states and several trains have been cancelled.

The bandh will be held from 6 in the morning to 4 in the evening during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and functions will be closed throughout the country. However, all emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies will be exempted. 

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    13:49 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Rakesh Tikait calls hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a 'joke'

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has termed the increase in the purchase price of sugarcane announced by the Uttar Pradesh government as a "big joke" on farmers. "The hike of Rs 25 per quintal is not acceptable to farmers" It is a big joke by the Uttar Pradesh government on the farmers," Tikait said in a statement issued by BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik.

    His remarks have come in the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announcing a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state taking it to Rs 350 per quintal.

    13:47 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Response to Bharat bandh call nails lie of the govt's propaganda: Samkyukt Kisan Morcha
    13:38 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Protesters form human chain in Kochi to support Bharat Bandh
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    13:18 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    BKU denies Congress permission to use its platform

    I can understand their situation. This is a farmers' issue, Congress will protest on streets. If farmers ask us to leave from here, we will go back. We have come here for farmers, there is no political agenda: Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary We told him that we thank him for his support during Bandh but ours is an apolitical protest platform. We announced earlier that we won't allow political parties on our platform. So we requested him to protest a little distant from our site. We're not opposing: Praveen Malik, BKU

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    13:09 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Rakesh Tikait wants to follow footsteps of Taliban: Bhanu Singh
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    13:06 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Bharat Bandh will compel govt to listen to our demands: Rakesh Tikait

    "We are hopeful that this time (Bharat Bandh) the government will listen to our demands," says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait. 

    13:05 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Roads, railway tracks blocked by Left activists in West Bengal

    Left activists blocked roads and railway tracks across West Bengal on Monday in support of the Bharat Bandh, while normal life remained largely unaffected in the state. In Kolkata, CPM members blocked roads at College Street, Jadavpur and Shyambazar Five-Point Crossing but were swiftly removed by the police.

    12:02 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Traffic situation on Delhi-Gurugram route now normal: Delhi Police
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    11:29 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Auto, taxis operate normally in Delhi; shops open

    Autorickshaws and taxis plied normally and shops were open in the national capital on Monday, with their unions and associations extending only "in-principle support" to the Bharat Bandh called by farmers but deciding not to join the strike.

    11:28 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Protesters break police barricade in Chennai, several detained
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    11:10 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Several trains cancelled in Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur divisions

    Owing to the Bharat Bandh call by farmers on Monday, trains have been cancelled and affected in Delhi, Ambala and Firozpur divisions as protests continue to sit on railway tracks. More than 20 locations have been blocked in Delhi. At least 14 trains were cancelled and 4 terminated in the Firozpur division.

    10:42 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Movement of 25 trains disrupted in Ambala and Firozpur divisions

    Train operations affected in Delhi, Ambala and Firozpur divisions as people are sitting on railway tracks. More than 20 locations are being blocked in Delhi division. About 25 trains affected in Ambala and Firozpur divisions: Northern Railway

    10:38 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Traffic movement closed on Ghazipur border, traffic restricted at NH 24 and NH 9

    Delhi police has closed traffic movement on the Ghazipur border. Traffic movement is also restricted at NH 24 and NH 9.

    10:17 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Massive traffic snarl at Delhi-Gurugram border
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    10:09 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Farmers protest at over 350 places in Punjab; roads, highways and railway tracks blocked

    Farmers have started protesting at over 350 places in Punjab. Under this, national highways, state highways and link roads have been affected, bringing road traffic to a halt. Railway stations have also become dharna sites, reports The Indian Express.

    09:59 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Rahul Gandhi voices support for farmers, slams govt as 'exploitative'
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    09:43 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Railway tracks blocked in Bahadurgarh

    Railway tracks have been blocked at Bahadurgarh railway station. 

    09:31 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Highways blocked at 25 places in Jind district

    Highways and rail tracks have been heavily blocked in Haryana, with highways blocked at 25 places alone in the Jind district, reports The Indian Express.

    09:19 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Delhi: Netaji Subhash Marg closed amid farmers' protest
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    09:12 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Mayawati backs Bharat Bandh called by protesting farmers

    The farmers of the country do not endorse the three farm laws brought in a hurry by the Centre, and are sad about it. They have been protesting for the past 10 months in the country and aggressively, especially around Delhi. They have given the call of 'Bharat Bandh' and BSP supports its peaceful organising.": Mayawati

    09:07 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Various organisations protest outside Kalaburagi Central bus station
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    08:48 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Patiala NH, Chandigarh-Hisar NH blocked in Haryana

    Protesting farmers in Haryana have blocked several highways and rail tracks. The highways currently blocked are: Patiala National Highway near Jind and Chandigarh-Hisar National Highway. Several roads have also been blocked in the Fatehabad district.

    08:34 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Traffic from UP towards Ghazipur closed
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    08:33 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Haven't sealed down anything, just want to send a message: Rakesh Tikait

    Ambulances, doctors or those going for an emergency can pass through. We've not sealed down anything, we just want to send a message. We appeal to the shopkeepers to keep their shops closed for now and open only after 4pm. No farmer is coming here from outside: Rakesh Tikait, BKU

    08:31 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Entry/exit for Shree Ram Sharma closed: Delhi Metro

    Farmer organisations' Bharat Bandh call today against the three farm laws | "Entry/exit for Pandit Shree Ram Sharma has been closed," tweets Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

    08:30 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    No political party will be given space on farmers' stage: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

    The SKM said although all political parties have been asked to support Monday’s strike, none of them, or their representatives, will be given space on the farmers’ stage. They can set up their own stages in support of the farmers.

    08:28 (IST)27 Sep 2021
    Delhi-Amritsar National Highway blocked

    Delhi-Amritsar National Highway on Monday was blocked at Shahabad in Haryana's Kurukshetra by protesting farmers, agitating against farm laws, ANI reports.

    Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at Delhi borders since November last year, demanding the repeal of the three contentious farm laws that they fear would do away with the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporations. They are also seeking a legal guarantee for MSP. The government and farmer unions have held 11 rounds of talks so far, the last being on January 22, to break the deadlock and end the farmers' protest. Talks have not resumed following widespread violence during a tractor rally by farmers on January 26 when protesters had stormed the Red Fort and hoisted a religious flag on the ramparts.
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