New Delhi: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, spearheading the anti-farm laws protests, on Friday called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on September 25. The SKM said the move is aimed at further strengthening and expanding the farmers’ agitation which completed nine months on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference at Delhi’s Singhu border, Ashish Mittal from SKM said, “We are calling for a ‘Bharat bandh’ on September 25. This is happening after a similar ‘bandh’ was organised on the same date last year, and we hope that it would be more successful than the one last year which was held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Mittal, who was also the convener of the all-India convention by farmers that concluded on Friday, said the two-day event was a success, and saw the participation of representatives from 22 states, of not just 300 farm unions but also members of organisations that work for the welfare of women, labourers, tribals as well as youth and students.