Bharat Bandh: Understand today’s point
Farmers’ organizations were preparing for today’s Bharat Bandh for a long time. India will remain closed across the country from 6 am to 4 pm today.
The agitating farmers, led by the United Kisan Morcha, have made several plans that except emergency services, all other works across the country remain closed. SKM has issued detailed guidelines and called for complete peace during the bandh.
Farmer leaders claim that there has been huge support of people from all over India, Bharat Bandh will be successful. Along with this, he has appealed to the people to maintain peace and make the bandh successful by staying within the ambit of the law.
‘If you leave after lunch or else you will get stuck in the jam’
Will be closed till 4 pm today. People are requested to leave only after lunch, otherwise they will be stuck in the jam. Ambulances, doctors, the more needy will be allowed to leave. The shopkeepers have also been appealed to keep the shops closed today.
Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union
Farmers and government… still the deadlock continues
The last week of November 2020 was when farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, started gathering at the borders of Delhi. The movement that started since then continues even after 10 months. In the meantime, there were complaints from foreign funding to Khalistani angle on the movement, but the farmers stood firm. The talks of farmer leaders with the central government remained fruitless. After the violence at the Red Fort on 26 January, the government stopped talks with the farmers.
What do the agitating farmers have to say?
The biggest demand of the farmers’ organizations is that the three new agricultural laws should be withdrawn. Anything less than this is not acceptable. Apart from this, the legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) is also a major demand. There are other small demands too but the entire movement started against the laws. Farmers are hoping that the bandh of Bharat will further strengthen the movement.
Modi government does not want to look weak
The central government has repeatedly said that it is ready to discuss the law point-wise, but the farmers’ organizations are not agreeing. The 11 rounds of meeting did not work. The government says that these laws are made for the benefit of the farmers. The government had tried a little hard earlier this year, but then the movement gained momentum. The Center has made it clear that the laws will not be withdrawn. This is the second such law of the Modi government after the Citizenship Amendment Act, which is being opposed on the road.
Tikait said – If you have to agitate even for 10 years, then you will do it.
A Mahapanchayat was organized in Haryana’s Panipat on Sunday, just a day before the Bharat Bandh. Many farmer leaders including Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Rakesh Tikait reached the Mahapanchayat. If Tikait had to agitate even for ten years, he would do it. This is a one-on-one fight. He said that farmer brother, keep the tractor ready, it may be needed in Delhi anytime. BKU President Gurnam Singh Chaduni said that if the government does not accept the demands of the farmers soon, then they will put up tents in front of the Prime Minister’s Kothi. On the other hand, 20 duty magistrates have been deployed along with police officers to maintain peace and law and order in Kurukshetra.
DUET begins, today’s exam becomes tense amid Bharat Bandh
Delhi University’s entrance exams for undergraduate, postgraduate and MPhil-PhD programs have started. The Delhi University Entrance Examination (DUET) started with the entrance exam for postgraduate courses on Sunday. Those students are upset, whose exams are to be held on Monday i.e. 27th September, because on this day farmers have announced Bharat Bandh.
The apprehension of difficulty in reaching the exam centers is troubling the students. Students are confused about this. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA), which holds this entrance, says that the exam will be held in all three shifts as per the schedule. NTA DG Vineet Joshi says, “Exam is a fixed day, but something can be said by seeing the situation on Monday on the impact of the bandh on the exam.”
Where, where will the entrance be?
Entrance Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram and will be in Banaras. Apart from Delhi, NCR will have entrances in Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad. Shillong and Lucknow have been added to their list by NTA this year.