Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Protesting farmers raising slogans against farm reform laws at Delhi Highway near Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border of Distt Sonipat, in Haryana.
The Bharat bandh or the nationwide strike called by the farmers against the farm laws will begin at 11am and continue till 3pm on Tuesday. Thousands of farmers are protesting against the Centre’s new agricultural laws for the past 11 days.
During the strike, the farmers are expected to block roads and services such as transport and banking may be affected. However, medical services like an ambulance or even weddings will go as usual.
The next round of talks between the government and the protesting farmers is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
The farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
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