Farmers protesting against the controversial farm bills have called for a nationwide general strike or Bharat Bandh on 8th December.


Several political parties, including the Congress, AAP, DMK, Shiv Sena, Kamal Haasan’s MNM, TMC, and the TRS, have promised to lend their support to the protesting farmers and the demand for a bandh.

With protests intensifying around the Delhi borders, the Delhi Police has issued some instructions with respect to the traffic arrangements.

The Delhi Police is tweeting the traffic updates regularly. Follow their tweets if you are commuting to and from Delhi.

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A number of bank unions have also expressed their solidarity with the protesting farmers and requested the Centre to resolve the issue at the earliest. This means that bank services are likely to be affected on Tuesday, December 8.

The supply of milk and vegetables could be affected and transport services are also likely to be affected as trade and taxi unions have already backed the strike.

Emergency services like ambulances won’t be affected by the nationwide bandh.

Five rounds of talks between farmers’ representatives and the government have already taken place and the next meeting is scheduled on 9th December.

Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary reiterated that the three laws passed by the government are “in favour of farmers”, and they would not be repealed, though amendments could be made to them.

More information on the technicalities of the bandh will be updated.