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Bharat Bandh: Roads, rail blocked, transportation stopped in Delhi, Punjab

NEW DELHI: Bharat bandh called by the farmers’ union today as part of their protest against the center’s three contentious farm laws that have disrupted rail and road traffic.

Picketing near railway stations in Delhi, Chandigarh, Firozpur, and Amritsar, forced cancellation of at least four trains and more than 30 trains were stopped.

Protests were also observed near National Highway 9, near the Ghazipur border, which is one of three protest epicenters in the national capital.

Police also set up barricades to prevent demonstrators from moving.
Farmers’ protests began on November 26 at 3 places along the Delhi border: the Singhu border, Ghazipur, and Tikri.

The all-India strike, which began at 6 am, will continue till 6 pm. Farmers have blocked rail tracks in various places and markets and transport services have been closed.

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Punjab’s Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh committee members in Amritsar
blocked Amritsar-Delhi railway track.

Darshan Pal, a leader of the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions had earlier said that the protesting farmers would halt the supply of vegetables and milk during the 12-hour bandh.

It has also appealed to protesting farmers to be peaceful and avoid getting involved in any confrontation.

However, in Northeast, the bandh has partially impact in some pockets.

Both commercial and private transport is running by normal with business establishments kept open.

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