Farmers protest in Punjab against farm bills

Farmers have launched their protest against the farms’ Bills passed by Parliament by giving a call for Bandh across Punjab.

More than 31 farmer organisations in Punjab are participating in the bandh. From all over the state farmers are stopping the movement of traffic at roads and highways. Many trains were suspended as the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee staged ‘rail roko’ agitation.

Activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) are also protesting on rail tracks.

Farmers are also requesting traders across the state to keep their shops closed.

As per the railway authorities, 14 pairs of special trains will remain suspended from September 24 to 26. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety of passengers and protection of railway property from any damage, officials said.

Parliament on September 20 passed the Farmers’ and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 amid protest by Opposition.