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Farmer protest: Government talks with farmers fail, 'Bharat Bandh' today, know 10 latest updates

Farmer organizations demanding a law on guarantee of support price (MSP) along with labor unions have called Bharat Bandh (Rural) today. The bandh will last from 6 am to 4 pm. Earlier on Thursday, farmers sat on the tracks at many places in Punjab. Two trains were cancelled. 6 trains have been diverted to run on Ludhiana-Sahnewal-Chandigarh route. Two trains were short terminated. The route of some trains was changed on the Delhi-Amritsar route. Farmers also staged protests at several toll plazas and put pressure on officials not to collect toll tax from commuters.

Negotiations with the government failed
The meeting of farmers with the government started at 8.30 pm on February 15 and ended five hours later at around 1.30 am. Union Minister Arjun Munda said that the talks with the government and farmer organizations have taken place in a very positive environment. Taking the issues raised by farmer organizations seriously, a detailed discussion took place. The next meeting will be held on Sunday and further discussions will continue. We will find a peaceful solution and I consider this meeting very positive.

In this conversation, farmer leaders were not ready to back down from MSP. Due to which no consensus could be reached in the meeting. Farmer leaders told the ministers during the story that tear gas shells are being fired on the protesters. Our internet was shut down at Delhi border. Social media accounts of farmers were closed. In the meeting, farmers also raised the issue of pollution caused by stubble. He said that burning of stubble on farmers' land should not be included in the red entry. Ministers Piyush Goyal, Arjun Munda and Nityanand Rai listened to his words carefully and appealed to end the movement. But farmer leaders refused to back down until they got written guarantee on MSP. However, after the end of the meeting between the central government and farmer organizations, farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said that the movement will continue peacefully. We will not do any manipulation. Nothing will be done from our side. We will also appeal to the farmers. The government has called a meeting, we will wait till then. If there is no positive result on Sunday, we will continue our agitation.

nationwide strike
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for a nationwide strike today, which has been named Gramin Bharat Bandh. The bandh will be from 6 am to 4 pm. Meanwhile, farmers, supported by central trade unions, may block roads at key locations across the country. Many state and national highways in Punjab will remain closed for four hours.

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1. According to the United Kisan Morcha, Bharat Bandh will be from 6 am to 4 pm. Farmers say that during the bandh, transport, private offices, village shops as well as agricultural activities and work under MNREGA will remain closed in rural areas.

2. Industrial activities in rural areas will also remain closed during the bandh. According to farmer organizations, ambulances, wedding vehicles, students going to appear for exams, medical shops will not be affected during the bandh.

3. Banks will remain open and function normally. The Space Matrix of the Reserve Bank of India also says that banks will remain open. Banks in India are going to remain closed for 10 days in the month of February. These holidays include the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.

4. Farmers want to block roads across the country. Farmers want to close Punjab Roadways for four hours during Bharat Bandh.

5. After the farmers' strike, security has been increased at UP Gate. It is being said that farmers will reach the border on this day.

6. Government employees and trade unions participating in the Bharat Bandh have announced the abolition of the previous pension scheme and the setting up of the Eighth Pay Commission.

7. The local administration in Delhi NCR has become alert regarding the bandh. On one hand, police security has been tightened in sensitive areas and on the border adjacent to Delhi.

8. Under the influence of Bharat Bandh on Friday on the call of Kisan Morcha, all agricultural activities, MNREGA and rural works will remain closed in rural areas.

9. Rakesh Tikait has said that an appeal has been made to shut down rural India. Farmers have been appealed to keep sugarcane business closed on 16th February. On this day they do not go to the fields. Traders also kept their shops closed.

10. The agitating organization has assured the citizens that essential services will not be affected. Ambulances and health services running in rural areas are unlikely to be affected.