Today, September 27, the country had observed a 10-hour strike from 6 am to 4 pm called by farmers as they were protesting against three farm laws.
However, it came to light that the shops, the local transport were all operating as usual in Mumbai. No extra security was deployed in the city, said Mumbai police, adding that Monday’s Bharat Bandh did not significantly impact the city.
On the other hand, in Maharashtra, several opposition parties extended their support for Bharat Bandh, while some even asked their workers to join the strike.
At Kherwadi signal in Bandra East, a symbolic tractor was organised for the protest, said Zeeshan Siddique, Chief of Mumbai Youth Congress.
Nawab Malik, NCP minister and spokesperson, led his party workers in Bharat Bandh and participated in a protest at the Sion Circle in Sion East.
या बंदच्या समर्थनार्थ आज सायन सर्कल, सायन पूर्व, मुंबई येथे आंदोलन करण्यात आले. या आंदोलनात उपस्थित राहून कृषी कायद्यांविरोधात निषेध व्यक्त केला. (२/३)#आज_भारत_बंद_है #BharatBandh #FarmersProtest #FarmLaws
— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) September 27, 2021
In Maharashtra, few protestors who were detained in some places were released late. In Pune, APMC remained shut while Nagpur saw a road blockage staged by the pro-framers’ unit.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called the Bharat Bandh to mark the first anniversary of the three farm laws, passed on September 27, 2020.
Since November last year, farmers have been protesting near Delhi against the farm laws, demanding the government to scrap them. To intensify their protest, they had done a rally on Republic Day.
Bharat Bandh seems to be their last resort to demand the government to scrap the three laws.