Social media became the peasant’s photo album during September 27, 2021’s Bharat Bandh. Women, men and children from various parts of India demonstrated on the streets in solidarity.
Farmers group Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) stated that this year’s response was more widespread than 2020. To assess this claim, here are 10 photographs across India that demonstrate the strength in the farmers’ struggle.
According to the SKM, lakhs of citizens and thousands of organisations participated in Monday’s Bharat Bandh and made it a great success.
In certain regions of Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand and Bihar, the bandh proved to be particularly effective.
Similar scenes emerged from southern Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
50 protesters were detained at Delhi border when marching from Dhansa. Similar detentions took place in Kolkata, Chennai, Mira Bhayander and Bhubaneshwar.
In Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, supporters even demonstrated in the rain.
In West Bengal, markets, bazaars, banks, colleges and shops remained closed. Even national highways were blocked in at least 24 places.
The Bharat Bandh was also marked by three farmer deaths. The SKM said further details are being collected about the deaths.
However, farmers asserted that they will not end the struggle until the three farm laws, the labour codes, the Electricity Amendment Bill and the contentious parts of the Air Quality Management legislation are repealed.
Similarly, farmers demand a legal assurance to MSP.
“It is patently clear that Indians have tired of the Modi government’s adamant stand on protesting farmers’ legitimate demands, and anti-people policies in numerous sectors,” said SKM in a press release.
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