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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions from India, called for a 'Bharat Bandh,' on Monday, September 27 to mark one year of the passing of the Centre's three controversial farm laws.
Major metro cities of India such as Delhi, Chennai and others were on high alert amid this protest. Heavy traffic stalled on Delhi-Haryana borders as police and parliamentary forces checked every vehicle coming into the NCR.
Meanwhile, agitators in Chennai clashed with officers, who were stationed to maintain law and order. As per the latest updates, the protestors, who were carrying out a march, were stopped by the police force.
Protestors broke barricades and clashed with the officers, which resulted in several detentions.
Major Opposition parties including the Congress, BSP, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party, Telugu Desam Party, Left parties and Swaraj India supported the ‘Bharat Band.’
They also carried out huge protests across the nation in solidarity with the farmers protesting the farm laws at the Delhi-Haryana border.
According to reports, this protest would hit India’s economy as railways, highways and other businesses were highly affected.
Several businesses in India are shut today because of the protest. States deployed police forces in sensitive areas of their region to avoid any major casualties.