Karnataka Bandh: Farmers Erupt in Anger across the State against the Farm Bills

The Karnataka bandh that was organised by the farmers across the state against the farm bills passed by the state and central governments has been quite successful.

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The Karnataka bandh that was organised by the farmers across the state against the farm bills passed by the state and central governments has been quite successful.

In the midst of the pandemic and while the country was under lockdown, the government passed three ordinances relating to the Agriculture sector. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

Various civil society organisations, trade unions joined hands to protest against the farm bills in Karnataka Bandh today. Bengaluru
Bengaluru near town Hall

Protesters in thousands gathered in front of the town hall, shouting slogans expressed their anger towards the central and state government. They demanded an immediate withdrawal of anti-farmer bills and continued to march towards Freedom Park in large numbers.

During the rally, protesters requested the shop keepers to support the bandh and close the shops. Many shopkeepers obliged and closed their shops in support of the farmers.

Here are some photos from different districts across the state.

Raichur
Rasta roko in Shimoga
Farmers rally in Mandya

 

Police arresting the protesting farmers
Faremrs rally and procession in Sindhanur

 

bandh and Rasta roko in Maddur
Farmers union protest in front of DC office in Ramnagar
Protest in Kanakpura
Protest in Athani, North Karnataka
Sound of struggle in Koppala, North Karnataka
Bandh in Anekal
Workers struggle in Kalaburgi
Bandh at Hospete, North Karnataka
Protest at Hoskote, Outskirts of Bangalore
Road block at Arakal goodu
Farmers and workers together in protest at Siraguppa
Farmer’s roar in Gundlupete
In Bijapur (Vijayapura) Dalit Sangharsh Samiti support the farmers struggle.

Also Read: Why are farmers opposing the new agriculture bills?

 

 

 

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