Trade unions back Bharat Bandh call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha : The Tribune India

Trade unions back Bharat Bandh call by Samyukt Kisan Morcha : The Tribune India

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Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Sonepat, March 17

Members of trade unions, progressive organisations, students, women and labour organisations, and transport associations on Wednesday decided to support the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on March 26. They assured the SKM of making the bandh successful.

The members of various organisations attended the meeting called by the SKM today for the Bharat Bandh at the Kisan Andolan office in Kundli near the Singhu border today.

Various trade unions from the organised and unorganised sectors, traders and arhtiya associations, workers’ unions including agricultural workers unions, transporter associations, teachers’ associations, youth and students associations and others took part in the meeting.

Several organisations also committed to mobilise thousands of people at the protest sites, at a time when the protesting farmers would have to attend to wheat harvesting operations in a couple of weeks’ time.

Darshan Pal Singh along with other leaders said the members of various organisations supported the Bharat Bandh call. The people will observe complete bandh from 6AM to 6PM on March 26 and no vehicle would be on road, no shop will be opened, no showroom will be opened on the day during bandh, said the leaders.

Besides, the Martyrdom day, to pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23 would be observed at the protest sites at the Delhi borders.

Besides, the SKM also gave a call to the farmers not to deposit the ‘farad’ of their agricultural land to officials in the grain markets during crop procurement. A ‘Shaheed Yadgar Kisan Mazdoor Padyatra’ would be organised between March 18 and 23. People from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab would take part in the padyatra at Singhu, Tikri and Palwal borders on the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23. 

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