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The Bharat bandh will be held from 6 AM to 4 PM during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions will remain close on Monday
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Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of over 40 farm unions spearheading the farmers' agitation, appealed to the people to join the 10-hour Bharat bandh tomorrow. Many political parties have expressed their support to the farmers' call for nationwide strike against three farm laws.
Ahead of the planned strike, the Delhi Police has intensified patrolling and deployed extra personnel at pickets in border areas of national capital.
Patrolling has been intensified, extra personnel have been deployed at the pickets especially across the border areas and every vehicle entering the national capital is being thoroughly checked.
A senior police officer told news agency PTI that adequate security arrangements will be made to maintain the law an order situation in the national capital on Monday. No protestor will be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites at the city's borders, the official said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said, "In view of Bharat Bandh, adequate security arrangements have been made as a precautionary measure. "Pickets at the border areas have been strengthened and all vital installations, including India Gate and Vijay Chowk will have adequate deployment."
Here is all you need to know about the Bharat Bandh on Monday:
-The bandh will be held from 6 AM to 4 PM during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and functions will be closed throughout the country.
-All emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies will be exempted.
- Congress extended support to the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions against the Centre's three agri laws and demanded that discussions be initiated with the protesters.
-Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said that her party will support a peaceful 'Bharat Bandh' called by farmers against the Centre's three farm laws.
In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, "The farmers of the country do not endorse the three farm laws brought in a hurry by the Centre, and are sad about it. They have been protesting for the past 10 months in the country and aggressively, especially around Delhi. They have given the call of 'Bharat Bandh', and BSP supports its peaceful organising."
-The Aam Aadmi Party strongly supports the call for a Bharat Bandh issued by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on September 27, party leader Raghav Chadha said.
He said AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has always stood by the farmers against the "black laws".
-The Andhra Pradesh government has declared full support to the Bharat Bandh on September 27 led by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, and also to workers of Visakhapatnam steel plant, state Information and Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said on Saturday.
-Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday denounced the call for Bharat Bandh by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha against the Centre's three contentious farm laws on September 27.
-The country’s traders and industrialists will not join the “senseless and anti-development" Bharat Bandh next week, President Bhartiya Udyog Vyapaar Mandal said on Saturday.
-The Left parties on Friday appealed to the people to support the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on September 27 to protest the Centre's three agri laws.
-In a joint statement, the CPI, CPI(M), All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) said the "historic" farmers' struggle demanding the repeal of the agri-laws and a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price is in its 10th month, and urged people to come out in support of their cause.
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