Bharat bandh: Farmers block highways, roads in Punjab, Haryana; rail services hit; partial response elsewhere
The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the farmers' stir, termed the bandh a "big success" and claimed that shutdown was observed in many parts of the country.
Various organisations such as AITUC, AIUTUC, BKMU, Left parties and the Congress extended their support to the nationwide bandh called to protest the three new farm laws.
Farmer unions protesting the laws have called for a complete 'Bharat Bandh' from 6 am to 6 pm on Friday which marks four months of the farmer agitation on Delhi's borders.
The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha has called for the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm to mark four months of the farmers' agitation at Delhi's three borders -- Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri.
State govt, Oppn TDP extend support to agitation; RTC to cancel services till noon
Farmer leaders have said road and rail transport will be blocked and claimed that markets will also remain closed.
The Delhi Police has said adequate security arrangements have been put in place in view of the bandh.
Former CM H D Kumaraswamy urged the State Government to withdraw cases against farmer leader Rakesh Tikait, for his speeches during raitha mahapanchayats in the state.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a joint front representing farmer unions, has called for a "Bharat Bandh" on Friday.
'Bharat Bandh': Rail, road transport likely to be affected in parts of country; Delhi Police ramps up security
According to the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, the nationwide shutdown will start at 6 am and it will be in force up to 6 pm across the country on March 26 which marks four months of the farmer agitation.
SGPC president Jagir Kaur said that the offices of the SGPC would be kept closed in support of the call of Bharat Bandh.
Farmers talk about the March 26 bandh, Holika and gatka events and summer housing
Anyone helping farmers in their agitation is facing harassment from government agencies, the Bharatiya Kishan Union leader alleged.
Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee (SAC) spokesperson, Azad, through a press release, also appealed to people to join farmer’s agitation and make it successful.
The farmers, whose protest has crossed 100 days, will protest the hike in fuel prices and privatisation of the railways on March 15.