Amidst the heightening sanction from unions and Opposition groups for tomorrow’s “Bharat Bandh” alarm, some services could get influenced in Delhi – now the epicentre of farmers’ uprisings – and the rest of the country. The farmers have summoned for a “peaceful” federal shutdown on December 8, a day ahead of the sixth round of talks with the government for nullification of controversial farm laws. “The protest is to show that we don’t support some government policies,” Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said. Farmers played back they won’t put on space to any political party and said their revolt is “peaceful and will continue that way”. Nevertheless, the centre has handed out a nationwide advisory recommending “tight security” for “peace” and guaranteeing Covid-19 stratagems are followed.
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- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has rescheduled to December 13 the Chartered Accountants Foundation Examination paper-1 that was to be held tomorrow. Admit cards allocated will persist valid; aspirants are recommended to keep browsing the website.
- In Delhi, fruits and vegetables could be in low inventory. “Most of our traders are supporting the Bharat Bandh call. Hence, mandis at Ghazipur, Okhla and Narela will be heavily impacted,” said Adil Ahmed Khan, Chairman of the Azadpur Mandi – Asia’s vastest wholesale market.
- In Maharashtra, the Vashi Agricultural Produce Market Committee would be closed tomorrow. It is likely to implicate allotment of fruits and vegetables in Mumbai, where cabs, taxis and buses will exert generally. Watching will be done in Mumbai “so that no untoward incident takes place”.
- Commuters in Delhi and Tamil Nadu may withstand difficulties as some cab and taxi unions, including those linked with app-based aggregators, have agreed on to vouch the shutdown. But autos and those offering last-mile connectivity would go on to ply, unions said. Government said configurations have been to guarantee people can commute effortlessly during the bandh.
- A number of bank unions have called for a black-band protest to show support to farmers, but this is not likely to affect banking services.
- Supply truck activity could be whacked in various states as all motor transport unions of India have come out in farmers’ aid. They will organise restful presentations and strive to submit notation to District Collectors and Commissioners to settle the matters “amicably and to farmers’ satisfaction at the earliest”.
- Members of farmers’ unions will obstruct national highways and inhabit toll plazas, Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Union had said earlier.
- Farmers exhorted people to augment their backing non-violently and asserted their revolt was not meant to “cause problems for the common man”. “Tomorrow’s Bharat Bandh is from 11 am to 3 pm. It is a symbolic protest. We will begin at 11 am so everyone can reach office on time… Services such as ambulance, even weddings, can go on. People can show their card and leave,” Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said.
- The Bandh is probable to be most well-observed in Punjab, which has broadened its entire assistance. Sit-in uproars, some by opposition groups assisting farmers, are likely in Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telanaga and northeastern states of Tripura and Assam, besides others. This is likely to establish traffic congestions, and states are set to disseminate travel advisories. Gujarat has said it would function against those who try “to close shops and other establishments forcefully”.
- In accordance with the Delhi Traffic Police, boundaries along Singhu, Auchandi, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh borders are shut down. NH-44 is locked on both sides. The Chilla border on Noida link road is neared from Noida to Delhi. The Gazipur border on NH-24 is closed for traffic from Gaziabad to Delhi. “Avoid Outer Ring Rd, GT Karnal road,” the Delhi Traffic police tweeted suggesting alternative routes.