Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been affected in different parts of Odisha on Friday as the farmer outfits are observing a dawn-to-dusk Bharat Bandh.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a united front of farmer outfits in the country, has given this call protesting farm laws.

The 12-hour bandh started from 6 am today. Protestors were found blocking roads at several places in the State. Some of them were seen picketing in front of government offices, public places, market places and on major roads to make the bandh success. The business establishments at most of the places in the State remained close.

Earlier on Thursday, the Odisha government had announced that all the State schools and other educational institutions under the Skill Development  and Technical Education Department including all ITIs, Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges remained close today due to Bharat Bandh.

All the left parties, Congress have supported the bandh to show solidarity to the farmer movement.

Here are some pictures across the State during the Bharat Bandh.

[caption id="attachment_529604" align="aligncenter" width="750"]AIKS AIKS workers hit streets in Bhubaneswar in support of Bharat Bandh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529606" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Bharat Bandh-3 Farmer leaders block trains in Bhubaneswar[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529607" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Police Forces Heavy deployment of police personnel in Bhubaneswar to thwart any untoward incident during Bharat Bandh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529609" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Balasore Activists block trains in Balasore[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529612" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Police personnel Heavy deployment of police personnel in Balasore to thwart any untoward incident during Bharat Bandh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529614" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Bhadrak Activists hit streets in Bhadrak[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529620" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Boudh Streets wear a deserted look in Boudh during Bharat Bandh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_529633" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Jagatsinghpur Activists block road in Jagatsinghpur[/caption]