The farmers protesting against the 3 controversial farm bills passed by the Centre earlier, this year, called for a nationwide shutdown, from 11 AM to 3 PM, on 8th December. The farmer unions termed today’s bharat bandh as ‘peaceful protest’ that will not disrupt emergency services.
With support from political parties and trade organisations across the country, here’s a glimpse of the ongoing protests and nationwide bandh.
#TRS workers along with MLA Arikepudi Gandhi was caught on camera while manhandling a commuter who questioned #BharatBandh after he was stuck in traffic jam in #Hyderabad today pic.twitter.com/OaOHQYW9G1— Anusha Puppala (@anusha_puppala) December 8, 2020
Assam: Police detain a few people that were protesting in front of Janata Bhawan in Guwahati today, in support of #BharatBandh called by farmer unions.— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) December 8, 2020
Live updates 👇https://t.co/vMgIE8IbMf pic.twitter.com/m67ZgrPFlW
Glimpses from Parvathipuram, Andhra Pradesh where working class, kisans, youth, students are protesting in solidarity with the farmers struggle, against the draconian anti farmers laws & the electricity amendment bill.#BharatBandh #StandWithFarmers #आज_भारत_बंद_है pic.twitter.com/8hRuqItXHC— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) December 8, 2020
Road Blockade at Chanditala, Hooghly in support of the #BharatBandh— CPI(M) WEST BENGAL (@CPIM_WESTBENGAL) December 8, 2020
-Scrap Anti farmers Agriculture bills
-In solidarity with #FarmersProtest of Delhi
Rise in protest against anti farmers Agriculture bills. #NoToFarmBills pic.twitter.com/V1iu6npIbN
Flower market at Dadar in Mumbai is deserted in support of #BharatBandh.— The Hindu-Mumbai (@THMumbai) December 8, 2020
Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) in Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Dhule, Pune and Solapur are also closed during the bandh. Live Updates: https://t.co/lzfTJExWKT pic.twitter.com/2mAziYsF0k
Congress workers came face to face with police as they were stopped from enforcing Bharat Bandh in Ujjain on Tuesday morning pic.twitter.com/dnmVlt0aAf— Free Press Journal (@fpjindia) December 8, 2020
Bihar: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers burn a tyre at Ganj Chowk in Darbhanga, in protest against Central Government, and show their support to #BharatBandh called by farmer unions. pic.twitter.com/kea7UwpQlN— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2020
Karnataka: Congress leaders protest in support of #BharatBandh called by farmer unions, raise slogans against the Centre & show black flags, in front of Gandhi statue at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2020
Party leaders Siddaramaiah, BK Hariprasad, Ramalinga Reddy and others present. pic.twitter.com/YptI0ENQlg
Watch| #BharatBandh Various farmers organisations in #Bengaluru protesting against the farm bill. Members of the Aikya Horata Samiti staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue at Maurya Circle in Bengaluru today. @IndianExpress @DarshanDevaiahB pic.twitter.com/2W35gSoeGO— Express Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) December 8, 2020
Social activist, Anna Hazare, also observed a day-long hunger strike to support the agitating farmers.
निकल पड़ी है करवा किसान भाइयों के समर्थन में,— मैं भी किसान #IamWithFarmers (@SanjayV_INC) December 8, 2020
लिए हुए हाथों में राष्ट्र ध्वज शान से फहराते हुए।
ना रुके है कभी ना रुकेंगे जब तक है जान किसानों के हक़ के लिए लड़ेंगे… @LambaAlka
जय हिंद#आज_भारत_बंद_है pic.twitter.com/jKEuiKTOMD
The Centre and the farmer unions are slated to hold the 6th round of talks tomorrow, 9th December, as previous discussions failed to end the deadlock.