Bank Unions will not participate in Bharat Bandh on December 8
Bank Unions will not participate in Bharat Bandh on December 8

Bank unions has informed that they will not participate in the ''Bharat Bandh'' on Tuesday, December 8, even as they expressed solidarity with farmers protesting against the new farm laws. Farmer groups, camping at various Delhi border points for over a week to protest against three recently enacted agriculture-related legislations, have called for a nationwide bandh on Tuesday. 

All India Bank Officers'' Confederation (AIBOC) General Secretary Soumya Datta said the union has expressed its solidarity with farmers but will not be participating in the Bharat Bandh called by them. And also the All India Bank Employees'' Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatachalam said the union would not go on strike or abstain from work but it supports the farmers'' agitation. However, Union members would wear black badges on the day, stage protest after or before working hours and display placards before bank branches to support the cause of farmers of the country, Venkatachalam said, but added that banking operations will not be hit. 

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting against the new farm laws which they alleges will dismantle the minimum support price (MSP) system, pushing them at to look for the "mercy" of big corporate houses. Farmer leaders have said that nobody should be forced to observe ''Bharat Bandh'' on Tuesday and that emergency services will be allowed at any cost. Several rounds of talks between the Centre and farmers have failed to break the deadlock. 

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