Jammu & Kashmir

BHARATBANDH: Protests in Jammu against new Farm Bills, transport remains off road

Jammu, Dec 8: The protests against new Farm Bills on Tuesday reached here with people taking to streets while the commercial Transport remained off road due to shutdown call as a part of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Jammu and Kashmir transporters on Monday gave a ‘bandh call’ to protest new Farm Bills and support the ‘Bharat Bandh’.

However, protestors at various locations, amid shouts staged sit-in.

Hundreds of people protested near Digiana area and blocked the Jammu-Pathankot national highway by holding ‘Kirtans’ and chanting religious sermons.

The protestors were also holding anti-government placards, boards demanding revocation of Farmers Act. Long traffic jams of private vehicles was seen in the highway.

Meanwhile, at many locations, supporting farmers and shouting anti-Govt slogans, the agitators take out rallies. Commercial vehicles also remained off road due to the strike in support of farmers on a call by All J&K Transporters Association.

Heavy contingents of police and paramilitary forces was deployed across the Jammu city to prevent any untoward like incident in view of protests.

 

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