Bharat Bandh Feb 16: What’s Open & Closed?

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Bharat Bandh on February 16: What’s closed and what’s open in Hyderabad?

Call for nationwide shutdown to protest farm laws on Friday.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have called for a Bharat Bandh on February 16th, impacting Hyderabad and other parts of the country. This comes after Haryana police used tear gas to disperse farmers marching from Punjab towards Delhi.

Here’s what’s expected to be closed in Hyderabad:

Several government and private offices in villages: Show solidarity with protesting farmers.
Agricultural activities: Farmers may stop work in protest.
MNREGA rural works: Participation in the Bandh may affect work.
Rural industries: May observe closure in support of the protest.
Some service sector institutions: May choose to shut down.

What’s likely to remain open:

Emergency services: Ambulances, hospitals, fire services etc. will operate as usual.
Schools and educational institutions: Classes are expected to take place.
Pharmacies: Access to essential medicines will be unaffected.
Banks: RBI confirms regular operation timings for banks.

Note: This information is based on reports and may not be exhaustive. It’s advisable to check with individual institutions or organizations for confirmation of their status during the Bandh.

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