Punjab Bandh Chakka Jam Live Updates: Several parts of Punjab on Friday wear a deserted look while farmers across the state are holding a statewide protest against the three farm bills that were passed in the Lok Sabha and Raya Sabha during the monsoon session of the Parliament.
Also, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has called for 'Chakka Jam' for three hours on Friday. The SAD leaders will stage Chakka Jam in all the districts of Punjab to protest against the agriculture bills.
In the meanwhile, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols, during today’s Bandh against the Agriculture Bills, the Punjab Chief Minister's Office (CMO) stated.
Punjab Bandh Chakka Jam Updates:
- In Tarn Taran, the protestors burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while protesting against the farm bills. They were heard raising slogans against the Central government.
- Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said in a tweet: “Farmers are the backbone of our society and the recent Farmer Bills passed by the Union Government are a step in the wrong direction. It’s time we all stand for what's right. Together let's impress upon the Centre to pull back these Anti-Farmer bills.”
- The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in a protest against the Farm Bills.
- Bus services have been suspended as farmers stage statewide protest against farm bills.
- On the other hand, in Delhi, the police personnel deployed in the Chilla area near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border point, in the wake of a nationwide protest called by farmers today against Agriculture Bills passed in the Parliament.
- On Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all Covid-19 safety protocols during the Bandh against the Agriculture Bills. He said no FIRs will be registered for violation of Section 144 during protests.
- Likewise, the farmers, under the aegis of the Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), block Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Jalandhar, in protest against Farm Bills passed in the Parliament.
- Following the Punjab Bandh, the Police personnel has been deployed in Amritsar city in the wake of farmers protest, against Farm Bills passed in the Parliament. The ACP said, “Security forces have been deployed at every crossroad and level crossing in the entire city so that no untoward incident takes place.”