Farmers intensify protest, plan Bharat Bandh

New Delhi: The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 113th day today.

Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest along Delhi borders. The protest started on 16 November last year.

Intensifying their agitation against the three farm laws, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on met with different mass organisations to strategise for their ‘Sampurna Bharat Bandh’ on 26 March.

Three key borders of Delhi—Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri—remain blocked today due to the farmers’ protest; who are demanding the withdrawal of the three contentious farm laws. The Delhi traffic police have diverted vehicles, which could may possibly lead to congestions in parts of the city during peak hours.

“Vehicular movement is closed on Ghazipur border(Ghaziabad to Delhi), Singhu border, Dhansa border, Mangeshpur border, Harewali border and Tikri border. Chilla border between Noida and Delhi is open on both sides,” a traffic police officer said.

 

NT Bureau