Days after Parliament passed the contentious farm bills, a nationwide protest took place on Friday, 25 September, with over two dozen farmer organisations having announced their support to the call for the bandh.
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has announced that it is extending its 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab against the three farm Bills till 29 September, reported PTI. The agitation began on Thursday and led to the disruption of train services.
Opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, the Left, AAP and Samajwadi Party, have also extended support to the farmers in their protests.
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- The agitation against farm Bills, which has been going on for the last couple of days, has been especially vociferous in the states of Punjab and Haryana.
- The Modi government got the contentious farm Bills passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which concluded on 23 September, amid Opposition protests
- BJP ally Akali Dal’s leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Union Cabinet on the day the Bills were passed in Lok Sabha
'Rail Roko' Agitation in Punjab Extended Till 29 September
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee has announced that it is extending its 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab against three farm Bills till 29 September, reported PTI.
The ‘rail roko’ agitation began on Thursday and led to the disruption of train services.
Farmers Protest in Haryana's Mahem
Yogendra Yadav Leads Protests in Punjab's Ratia
Activist Yogendra Yadav led protests in Punjab’s Ratia.
Farmers Hold Protests Outside Chennai
Member of the All india Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee hold protests in outskirts of Chennai against the contentious Farm Bills.
Brawl Between BJP-JAP Workers Amid Farmers' Protest
BJP workers allegedly beat up workers of Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) as the two groups clash in Patna, amid protests against the controversial Farm Bills.
The brawl took place after JAP workers tried to enter BJP office in protest, reported ANI.
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Bhartiya Kisan Union Blocks Delhi-Noida Border
Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union block roads, stage protest near Delhi-Noida border against recently passed Farm Bills.
“We have diverted traffic so that people do not face any inconvenience," Noida Additional DCP told news agency ANI.
BJP Workers Should Reach Out to Farmers On Ground: PM Modi
Amid ongoing nationwide farmers’ protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP karyakartas and asked them to reach out to those farmers on the ground.
“All BJP karyakartas should reach out to farmers on the ground and inform them in a very simplified language about the importance, intricacies of the new farm reforms, how these will empower them. Our ground connect will bust the lies & rumours being spread in virtual world,” he said.
Farmers Hold Protest In Bengaluru
Kisan Sabha Leads Protests in Haryana
Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha leader Preet Singh is leading protesters in Rohtak's Ijjar road, near Outer Bypass, while Kisan Sabha leaders Sumit Chidi and Rajesh Lakhan are leading protests in Majra, Haryana.
Farmers Hold Protest in Bengaluru Against Farm Bills
Rahul Gandhi Tweets in Support of Protests by Farmers
“The new agriculture laws will enslave our Farmers,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter on Friday morning.
A flawed GST destroyed MSMEs.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 25, 2020
The new agriculture laws will enslave our Farmers.#ISupportBharatBandh
Chandigarh Police on High Alert in View of Bandh
Chandigarh Police are on high alert in view of the bandh called by farmers, and reports that agitating farmers are likely to try to enter Chandigarh, The Indian Express reports.
Tejashwi Yadav Takes Part in Protest, Drives Tractor
#किसान बिल के ख़िलाफ़ @yadavtejashwi ने बिहार में संभाला मोर्चा. खुद ट्रैक्टर चला रहे हैं. #BharatBand का असर बिहार में दिख रहा है.. आज #BiharElections का भी ऐलान हो सकता है.. @RJDforIndia @QuintHindi @TheQuint pic.twitter.com/S3F6XdxoiT— Shadab Moizee (@shadabmoizee) September 25, 2020
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav drives a tractor, as he takes part in the protest against the farm bills on Friday.
Congress Supports ‘Bharat Bandh’ Call Given by Farmer Organisations
The Congress on Thursday supported the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by farmer organisations for Friday, saying millions of party workers stand in solidarity with the farmers’ cause and will participate in their dharnas.
The diabolical & debilitating attack on Farmer & Farm Labourers by the three ‘Black Bills’ of Modi Govt would be decisively defeated.@INCIndia & @RahulGandhi stand solidly with farmers & supports #BharatBandh .— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 24, 2020
Congress worker & leader will join farmers’s dharna & protests.
Former MP Raju Shetty Burns Copy of Farm Bills in Protest
Swabhimani Kshetkari Sanghatana president and former MP Raju Shetty protested against the passing of the farm bills by burning a copy outside his house on Friday.
RJD Workers Protest While Riding Buffaloes
RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) workers are holding a protest in Darbhanga, against the farm bills, while riding buffaloes.
Members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association Protest Near Bommanahalli
Members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association are holding a protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway.
Police personnel have been deployed in the area to ensure law and order is maintained and COVID safety norms are followed during protest.
Farmers Block Amritsar-Delhi National Highway Near Phillaur
Farmers, under the aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), have blocked the Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Jalandhar, in protest against the farm Bills passed in the Parliament.
Police Personnel Deployed in Amritsar Ahead of Protests
Police personnel have been deployed in Amritsar city in the wake of farmers protest today, against the farm Bills passed in the Parliament.
"Security forces have been deployed at every crossroad and level crossing in the entire city so that no untoward incident takes place,” ACP Amritsar told ANI.
RJD Calls for Bihar 'Bandh' Against Farm Bills on Friday
Raising strong objections against the farm bills, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has called for a Bihar 'Bandh' on Friday. Party leader Tejashwi Yadav has asked supporters to hit the roads in each of the 38 districts headquarters of Bihar and register strong protests against the Bills.
In Patna, supporters have been asked to assemble at the party office on Veerchand Patel Path followed by march towards Income Tax roundabout, Dak Banglow Chowk and return to the party office, IANS reported.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee Continues 'Rail Roko' Agitation
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee is continuing their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against the Farm Bills. The Committee is holding the 'rail roko' agitation from 24-26 September against the Bills.
No FIR for Violation of Sec 144 During Farmers' Protests: Punjab CM
Ahead of the protests against the farm Bills, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder on Thursday appealed to the farmers to maintain law and order and adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols, reported ANI.
He reportedly said that no FIRs will be registered for violation of Section 144 during the protests.
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