Tarn Taran, March 26
The Bharat Bandh call given by the national-level farmer organisation under the banner of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha on Friday got massive support in this border district.
Bus and train services remained paralysed. Shops and other commercial establishments remained closed. Supplies of milk, green vegetables, fodder, etc, from rural areas to urban areas were interrupted. Roads wore a deserted look.
Dharnas were staged not only on National Highway No.54 passing through the district but also National Highway No.354. The Amritsar-Khemkaran too was occupied by protesters at places in protest against the three farm laws. Even link roads too were blocked by farmers and their supporters.
People from all walks of life participated in the bandh. The Organisation of Divyang (people with disabilties) under the banner of “Angheen and Blind Union, Punjab” too organised a dharna at the local Chaunk Bohri. Addressing a gathering, Lakhbir Singh Saini said the three farm laws would affect all sections of society as the prices of farm products would skyrocket.
Employees of Powercom led by Gurpreet Singh Gandiwind organised a protest in Naushehra Pannuan. Farmer organisations affiliated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha staged a dharna on National Highway No.54 here at T-points. Prithipal Singh Marimegha and Daljit Singh Dialpura were among others who addressed the gathering.
Workers of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, blocked traffic by organizing dharnas at 32 points in the district, including at National Highway No.54 at Raspulpur canals. Tejinderpal Singh Raju and Satnam Singh Manochahal among others also addressed the protesters and said the farmers’ only demand was to repeal the three laws.