The impact of Bharat Bandh was also shown in Ludhiana

ByTV10 Punjab

Feb 17, 2024
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Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana
16 February

In a significant protest, various groups, including farmers, trade unions, government and private bus operators, and Anganwadi employees, called for a Bharat Bandh on February 16. The impact of the bandh was notably observed in Ludhiana, where common people joined the cause. Farmers staged a sit-in on the Ludhiana-Doraha-Delhi highway, causing disruptions in the region.

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CITU workers also participated, protesting against the central government by jamming the Sherpur Chowk Delhi Highway. CITU leaders clarified that their intention was not to inconvenience the public but to awaken the government from its slumber. The protestors expressed frustration with what they perceived as government inaction.

However, amidst the demonstrations, some individuals faced inconvenience, claiming they were unaware of the Bharat Bandh. Traffic jams resulted in challenges for motorists, leading to frustration among some citizens. Despite this, farmers exhibited a compassionate approach by allowing ambulances, individuals seeking medical attention, and emergency services to pass through during the bandh.

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Support for the protest extended beyond expected quarters, as many shopkeepers also joined the cause, demonstrating solidarity with the movement. The protestors emphasized their collective aim to draw attention to their concerns and press for action from the central government.

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While the Bharat Bandh showcased widespread support for the cause, the disruptions prompted discussions on balancing activism with minimizing inconvenience to the general public. The event highlighted the complex dynamics between citizens, government, and various groups advocating for change.