By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, March 26, 2021: The Akhil Bharat Krushak Sangharsh Samannawy Samiti (ABKSSS), Odisha, comprising 16 farmers’ unions of the State on Friday participated in the 12-hour nationwide bandh call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha protesting against three contentious farm laws.

Congress and Left parties had also extended their support to the bandh.

Members of ABKSSS staged protests at important traffic junctions of Bhubaneswar and movement of trains and buses were affected for few hours. Keeping in mind the Bharat Bandh, the Odisha government had earlier announced closure of all educational institutions.

The protesters strongly believe that three farm laws would help corporates gain control over agriculture sector and farmers will lose their bargaining power as market yards will be controlled by the people sitting over huge cash.

Employees and trade unions also participated in the bandh. Many farmer leaders courted arrest at Master Canteen Square. In view of the bandh, employees were asked to enter the office premise before scheduled entry time.

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