Around the web: 3 hours of road block by farmers across country

Farmer unions held a countrywide ‘chakka jam’ on Saturday where they blocked national and state highways between 12 pm and 3 pm to protest the Narendra Modi government’s new agri laws, internet ban in areas near their agitation sites, harassment meted out to them by authorities and other issues.

On the call given by the farmers’ unions for a nationwide ‘chakka jam’ or road blockade, thousands of farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws blocked roads at several places in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and all over India on Saturday.

The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 73rd day today.

At the end of three-hour ‘chakka Jam’ Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said the government has been given time till October 2 to repeal the farm laws.

“After this, we will do further planning. We will not hold discussions with the government under pressure,” he added.