Bharat Bandh: Several opposition parties, including the Congress, the DMK, the TRS and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, have voiced their support for the bandh and said their workers will participate.
The Delhi-Meerut highway has been blocked amid “Bharat bandh” – a nationwide shutdown called for by farmers protesting the farm laws. Transport services, offices and shops – particularly those selling fruits and vegetables – in some states and cities are likely to be affected. Police in Delhi and Haryana, where large numbers of farmers have set up camp amid police barricades, have issued advisories to re-route traffic where possible or warn commuters of delays. Farmer groups have emphasised this will be a “peaceful protest” and emergency services – like ambulances – will not be stopped or delayed.
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