Partial Response to Bharat Bandh (India-wide Strike)

April 08, 2021

Farmers protesting the three contentious agricultural laws disrupted road and rail transportation, and closed down shops in much of Punjab and Haryana in response to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for a Bharat Bandh on Friday, March 26th, 2021. Parts of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan also saw shutdowns, while there was a scattered impact in other states. The protest, which has been on for more than 100 days, does not seem to be ending. The Supreme Court of India-appointed special committee has reviewed the Acts and given their report in a closed envelope.