Bharat Bandh on Monday: Call by Farmers’ Unions protesting three agricultural laws

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September 26
Farmers have called for Bharat Bandh on Monday (September 27, 2021).
The Bharat Bandh has been called by the farmer unions to protest the three contentious agricultural laws passed by the central government.
Farmers associations have been protecting these three laws since last Nine months.

Several Political Parties like Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Left parties have already extended support. Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) – an umbrella body of farmers’ unions received support support from the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government

Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav extended his support to Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for Bharat Bandh on September 27.

Notably, the government and farmer unions have held 11 rounds of talks so far and the last one was on January 22, to break the deadlock and end the farmers’ protest.

Three laws, to which farmers are opposing are: The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, were passed by the Parliament in September last year.

Farmer groups have been saying that, the three laws passed by the Parliament, will end the mandi and minimum support price (MSP) procurement systems and farmers have to be at the mercy of big corporates. Government has been rejecting their allegations.

 

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