The call for a bandh by 31 different agricultural organizations on September 25 against the agricultural bills was supported by various political parties and several organizations.
Roads and railways will be blocked at about 125 places across Punjab, a company spokesperson said. “According to the information, there has been a positive response to the bandh call from the unions of trucks, buses, employees, workers, students and others,” said Dr Darshan Paul, a spokesman for 31 agricultural unions.
“We urge everyone to peacefully block roads and railways and not call for violence, as thugs may try to create problems during the bandh,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association, a state government medical representative body, has opposed the implementation of the new agriculture bills and farmers’ unions are protesting. PCMSA adviser Dr Jasbir Ula Lakh and state president Dr Gagandeep Singh alleged that the Center was destroying the state economy in a way that farmers like at the mercy of corporate giants.