Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 26
In view of the Bharat Bandh call, the farmers and their supporters staged protests by blocking highways at various locations in Ludhiana district on Monday.
The farmers blocked Ladhowal toll plaza on National Highway 44 in Ludhiana. The protests were also staged at major chowks and intersections on Ferozepur Road, Jalandhar Bypass, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Jagraon Bridge, Phullanwal Chowk and Jodhewal Basti.
Raising slogans against the Modi government, the protesting farmers were demanding repealing of the farm laws at the earliest. Amid the protest, the shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in the city.
Meanwhile, the buses remained off the roads while some trains were halted at Ludhiana railway station. Several passengers were stranded at Ludhiana railway station and bus stand. Also, commuters faced inconvenience.
Various social organisations, employees, labourers and others unions have also extended their support to the bandh call given by the farmers' union. Extending their support to the farmers, the members of the contractual staff of PUNBUS and PRTC also participated in a protest at Bharat Nagar Chowk.
Members of Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind burnt an effigy of the central government near the Jama Masjid here. The members said they stood with the farmers.
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