An all-India shutdown will take place on Monday, September 27 to mark the first anniversary of the three controversial farm laws passed by Parliament. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called for the All-India shutdown, supported by trade unions, farmers’ associations, youth, teachers, labourers and others, as well as opposition political parties and many state governments.
The SKM is a united front of more than 40 farm unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation. Their appeal reads: “The SKM appeals to every Indian to join this nationwide movement and make the Bharat Bandh (nationwide strike) a resounding success. In particular, we appeal to all organizations of workers, traders, transporters, businessmen, students, youth and women and all social movements to extend solidarity with the farmers that day.”[More]