Police have detained the Congress supporters who were burning tyres near Fategunj post office in support of Bharat Bandh.
Farmers in Tumakuru district
Farmers in Tumakuru district held a protest demanding that the recent farm reforms Acts be scrapped both at the Centre and the state. The state government has introduced amendments to Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1961, and Karnataka APMC Act, 1966.
Subhash Talekdar, president, Mumbai Dabbawala Association has voiced its support for the Bandh saying the farm laws brought by the Centre will finish the farmers of the country.
The Delhi-Meerut highway has been blocked amid Bharat bandh call by farmers protesting the farm laws in national capital.
The Bharat Bandh called by the protesting farmers is about to begin and will run from 11 AM to 3 PM. The strike is likely to affect transport services, offices and shops, fruits and vegetables supplies’ in some states and cities.
Farmers are expected to block highways but they have again and again emphasised that this is a peaceful protest. The peaceful nationwide shutdown is meant to mount pressure on the government to repeal three contentious farm laws. Farmers have urged people to extend their support peacefully and said their protest was not meant to cause problems for common man. and shops, fruits and vegetables supplies’ in some states and cities. Police in Delhi and Haryana have issued advisories to re-route traffic wherever possible and warn commuters of delays.
Several opposition parties, including the Congress, the DMK, the SP, the BSP, the TRS and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, have extended their support for the bandh and said their workers will participate.