The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday 26 March to mark four months of the farmers’ agitation at Delhi’s three borders Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri.
In pursuance railway spokesperson said four Shatabdi trains have been cancelled and 31 other trains detained due to the protests.
The 32 locations where train movement has been disrputed fall under the Delhi, Ambala and Ferozepur divisions of the railways.
”As of 9 am kisan agitators are sitting at 32 locations. Total 31 trains have been detained so far. Four Shatabdi trains have been cancelled,” Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.
Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee for minimum support price on their crops.
In a tweet in Hindi, Oppostion party Congress leader and MP Gandhi said India’s history shows that
‘satyagraha’ ends atrocities, injustice, and arrogance. The movement should be in national interest and peaceful, the former Congress chief added.
More than lakhs farmers have been camping at Delhi’s border points at Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri since November last year demanding that the Centre repeal the three contentious farm laws and in the agitation process more than 400 farmers so far died
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and do away with the ”mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.
Indian Prime Minister modi refused to meet farmer association as on date and on the day of Bharat bandh called by farmers he left for Bangladesh