Amidst the call of Bharat Bandh, shopkeepers at Delhi’s Chandani Chowk, CP, Sadar Bazaar, Sarojini Nagar Market shopkeepers have refused to shut down their establishments on Tuesday.
The Twitter was trending with #हर_शहर_चालू_है. In Gujarat, Administration had imposed Section 144 of IPC, prohibiting gathering of the crowd. Lucknow Police announced strict action will be taken against anyone forcing to shut down shops. The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all the states and Union Territories to enforce pandemic protocols and sufficient security measurements amidst the call of Bandh.
Most of the Political parties, barring Biju Janata Dal and YSR Congress Party, have supported the Bharat Bandh. The Joint Forum of Trade Unions/Federations has also voiced solidarity with the farmers. The maximum impact of Bandh is likely to be seen in the epicentre of farmers’ agitation, Punjab and then followed by Haryana, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
States like Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu, Assam, and Telangana may have partial impact owing to support by some Trade and Farmers’ Unions.
Union Territory of Tibet has also announced no Bandh while most southern Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Southeastern state of Odisha as well as most Northeastern states are also expected to remain unaffected.