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Bharat Bandh Called On December 8 As A Sign Of Protest Against Farm Bill

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The farmers have been protesting against the new farm bill passed by the Government. And as a sign of protest, a Bharat Bandh has been called on December 8 by the farmers’ group.

Bharat Bandh Called By Farmers

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There has been a havoc since the passing of the new Farm Bill by the government. Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting against the bill in New Delhi.

The farmers want the government to reconsider the three farm laws that have been passed with the new farm bill. Thousands of farmers have blocked the Delhi-NCR border roads since weeks. And as of now, there has not been any fruitful results. In fact, the super court has ordered that the protesting farmers should be removed from the borders.

Bharat Bandh

A meeting between some government authorities and farmers representative was held on December 3, 2020. But it was of no use and therefore they have decided to call for a Bharat Bandh on December 8, 2020.

Another Round Of Meeting To Be Held On December 5

Before the Bharat Bandh on December 8, the government has called for another meeting with the ‘farmers’ representatives on December 5. As of now, the farmers are sternly demading the government to reconsider the farm laws. And hold a special session in the Parliament to discuss the farm bill.

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So the meeting to be held today i.e December 5 is likely to decide if the government is ready to negotiate with the farmers. And if that happens then we can expect a special parliamentary session to discuss the three farm laws which are being opposed by the farmers.

The protesting farmers have stated that they will continue their fight and struggle no matter how long it takes because they cannot let the entire farmer community suffer forever because of the new farm bill.

So after today’s meeting, it will be confirmed on whether the farmers will stick on their decision to call for a Bharat Bandh on December 8. Moreover, it is also a matter of concern on whether the government will actually consider the strike or oppose it. 

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