Employee unions of Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) have decided to show their support to the agitating farmers and participate in today’s Bharat Bandh, without disrupting their routine work.
They will all be wearing black badges to express their support and demand the repealing of the Farm Bill 2020, as well as the Electricity Bill-2020.
The Bandh has been called by the farmers who are protesting against the Government’s newly enacted farm laws.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), with a nine-lakh strong membership has also extended its support to the Bandh and will participate in rallies and demonstrations.
Meanwhile, the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), which is in support of the farmers, will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh.
The Bandh between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. is expected to be a peaceful protest, which will not disrupt normal life or emergency services or even the functioning of banks.
The farmers have also received support from the National Federation of Telecom Employees (NFTE), who are participating in the Bandh.
Meanwhile, in Orissa, government offices will remain shut , except for essential services. Since the Bandh is expected to increase the pressure on public transport, the state government has decided to keep all government offices closed today to avoid any risk of COVID-19 infection. In Chandigarh, the shutdown will only be partial, whereas all petrol pumps and shops will remain shut in Mohali.
All offices, shops and public transportation services will be closed in Assam. Only students who have exams, medical emergencies, drinking water and milk services are being exempted.