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.