Guwahati: Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) today evoked mixed response across Assam.
Business establishments and shops supported the bandh in various market areas of the state.
The 10-hour Bandh starting from 6 am-4 pm has been called to mark the one-year anniversary of the enactment of three agri laws.
The morning witnessed public transport in many areas were less compared to usual days.
However, All emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal and medical emergencies, will be exempted from the bandh.
Extending support to the call of Bharat Bandh, the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation has also joined the protest to the farmers in solidarity and hence all banks shall remain closed for the day.
The three laws — The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 — were passed by Parliament in September last year. The Centre has been projecting the three laws as major agricultural reforms.