Bharat bandh: Rainak Bazaar shopkeepers extend support to farmers

Bharat bandh: Rainak Bazaar shopkeepers extend support to farmers

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 26

The Rainak Bazaar Shopkeepers’ Association announced to shut the market in solidarity with farmers who will hold Bharat bandh on Monday. After organising a meeting with farmers, members of the association, said it was unanimously decided that they would not open shops on September 27 on account of Bharat bandh declared by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha.

“In order to avoid inconvenience during bandh, members of the Rainak Bazaar Shopkeepers’ Association would not open thier shops on Monday and support the cause of farmers,” said Sherry Chaddha, vice-president of the association.

Weapons banned in Hoshiarpur

  • Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate Apneet Riyait exercising her power under the Section 144 of the CrPC, in the view of the Bharat bandh by various farm organisations on Monday, has imposed a complete ban on carrying of weapons within the district. The Senior Superintendent of Police has been directed to ensure full compliance of the above orders.
  • Riyait has also appointed all SDMs as nodal officers in the district and directed that if required they could avail services of Executive Officers of the Municipal Corporation and the Municipal Councils coming under their jurisdiction as duty magistrates.
  • She said the SSP would be responsible for maintaining traffic and law & order on Monday. All tehsildars and naib tehsildars will be appointed as duty magistrates. She said the Civil Surgeon will ensure that a team of doctors and ambulances are deployed at the protest sites to deal with any untoward incident. OC

Railways on high alert

Considering the bandh and rail roko protest by farmers, the Ferozepur Division has asked its officials to remain on high alert. Officials have been asked to immediately report to the CHC or division officials for any unusual activity they come across.

The order of the Ferozepur Division reads, “From 6 am on Monday, trains should be allowed to move from station only after taking clearance from gateman of all gates for any gathering even near the track etc. All possible help should be rendered to stranded passengers at the stations. Regular announcement on the movement of trains, maintain coordination with RPF or GRP staff, ensure refreshment shops remain open if any and they have ample stock of snacks and bottled water, refunds if demanded by passengers be arranged smoothly, one ticket inspector or station supervisor to remain present at important stations where trains are likely to be regulated. Any complaint regarding water facilities in coaches, charging facility and others be immediately attended to and concerned supervisor be called.”

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