Highlights:

  • On Monday, a protester who was protesting during the Bharat Bandh died at the Singhu border
  • In another separate incident, a farmer committed suicide in Ludhiana before the Bharat Bandh began
  • Delhi police have strengthened security at the border areas of Delhi considering the Bharat Bandh summoned by Samyukta Kisan Morcha

On Monday, a protester who was protesting during the Bharat Bandh died at the Singhu border in Haryana. Police affirmed that the death was due to a heart attack. The 54-year-old Bagel Ram, a member of the Kirti Kisan Union was present at the protest venue in Singhu.

Gurnam Bhagad who is the leader of Kirti Kisan Union asserted, “He was not a farmer but a laborer from Jalandhar and arrived at the Singhu border with one of our groups on September 18. He has been feeling unwell since yesterday and suffered a heart attack this morning.”

As of now, the Delhi police have strengthened security at the border areas of Delhi considering the Bharat Bandh summoned by Samyukta Kisan Morcha to protest against the three contentious farm laws.

In another separate incident, a farmer committed suicide in Ludhiana before the Bharat Bandh began. However, it is not yet clarified whether the ‘suicide’ was an act of protest against the three farm laws. He was found hanging from a pipe by other farmers in the wee hours on Monday. He was also protesting at the Delhi border along with his wife for the last 10 months.

On the other hand, commuters have also been witnessing difficulty as the farmers at the Singhu border closed 14 entry and exit points on the Delhi-Haryana route. Furthermore, the agitation also caused traffic jams at the Delhi-Gurugram border. Multiple vehicles were spotted stuck at the border.

The protesting farmers also arrived at the Bahadurgarh railway station in Haryana where they chanted slogans on the railway tracks. A farmer affirmed that the Sambhu border (Punjab-Haryana border) has also been kept closed till 4 pm. As per reports, several non-NDA parties too extended their support to the nationwide 10 hours strike.

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