Bhubaneswar, Mar 26: The 12-hour Bharat Bandh call given by farmers’ association on the completion of four months of protest over the three contentious farm laws evoked partial response in Odisha on Friday with little impact on normal life.
The 12-hour bandh called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is being observed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, ambulances and other essential services have been allowed.
The Bharat Bandh called by SKM is being supported by representatives of various farmer organisations, trade unions, student groups, lawyer associations, political parties and state governments.
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the Delhi’s borders — Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur — for more than four months, demanding the repeal of farm laws and ensuring MSP of their produce.
They have been protesting against the three laws since November 26 last year.
(with IANS inputs)