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Bharat Bandh Latest Updates: Banks open, Train & Bus services hit, Exams postponed in few States

Farmers protesting against the Centre's agricultural sector laws have called for Bharat Bandh today after several rounds of talks with the government over the new farm laws remained inconclusive.

Chintu Das
Farmers protesting at the border
Farmers protesting at the border

Farmers challenging the Center's farm laws have called for “Bharat Bandh” or nation-wide strike today (8 December 2020)after several rounds of talks with the Govt. authority over the new agriculture bills stayed uncertain. 

Bharat Bandh Top stories are: 

Delhi Traffic Police: Accessible open borders to Haryana are - Daurala, Kapashera, Rajokri NH 8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera. 

- Delhi: Farmers remaining at Burari's Nirankari Samagam Ground assembled for morning prayers earlier today. The dissent at the ground entered the thirteenth day today. 

- Worker's trade organizations and associated parties in Vizag directed an assembly backing the Bharat Bandh call given by all farmer groups and affiliations. 

- All assessments and exams booked for now under Osmania University purview have been deferred because of Bharat Bandh. The amended timetable will be given at the appointed time of time. Assessments planned from December 9 will be held according to plan: Controller of Exams, Osmania University. 

- Azadpur Mandi partly opened in the midst of farmers’ call for 'Bharat Bandh'. In the wake of 'Bharat Bandh' called by upsetting farmers today, the Azadpur mandi, one of Asia's greatest vegetable business markets, remained somewhat open with not many shops open. In any case, the masses are not like a typical day considering the cross country strike. The Azadpur Mandi Association had declared to help the farmers fomentation. 

- Maharashtra’s Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana arranged 'Bharat Bandh Rail Roko' dissent and quickly halted a train today in Malkapur of Buldhana dist. They were later evacuated from the tracks by the Police and confined. 

- Bengaluru based APMC to stay close and KSRTC prone to close halfway activities in Belagavi, taking into account Bharat bandh. 

- Delhi cops issue notice to miscreants and have made satisfactory courses of action to guarantee ordinary development of individuals on the streets for the proposed Bharat Bandh today. Senior cops cautioned that anyone who attempts to upset typical development or powerfully attempts to close shops will be dealt legally. 

- Farmers are saying that the bandh will be a demonstration of their unity. They are expecting support from the individuals all over the nation for the Bharat Bandh, Farmers spokesperson guaranteed that the conclusion would be "peaceful" and its point was to make an impression on the government that the dissent was a national public movement. 

- President, Progressive Farmers Club, Sonipat, Kanwal Singh Chauhan backing these new laws said that farmers, who are challenging the three recently instituted farmers laws have been confused and misguided. 

- Yogi Adityanath, CM, UP, has guided the organization and cops to make sufficient courses of action and guarantee that the ordinary citizens don't confront any burden during the "Bharat Bandh" given by ranchers disturbing the new horticultural area laws. 

- In the midst of all this, PM Modi says changes are required for ‘desh ka vikas’. Changes are required for advancement and a few laws from the past have become a concern now. He said this while initiating the development project of Agra metro rail through video. 

- Farmer associations said on Monday that they were firm on not permitting any political leader in front of an audience during the protests, which would be noticed "calmly" and without upsetting rescue vehicles and crisis administrations. 

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