Bharat Bandh Hits Normal Life
While demonstrators blocked the railway track in West Bengal’s Howrah, in North 24 Parganas, CPI (M) and Congress workers blocked the roads and protested. In West Bengal’s Siliguri, bus drivers are wearing helmets while driving buses to protect themselves from attacks by demonstrators. While trade unions are opposing the labour law, students’ unions are protesting against fee hike in educational institutions. Security has been beefed up across the country in view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’. Trade Unions have claimed that more than 25 crore people will take part in the ‘Bharat Bandh’. Several services, including banking and transport, have been affected due to the ‘Bharat Bandh’. In light of the Bandh, SpiceJet, Indigo, Vistara and several other airlines have issued a travel advisory, in which they have asked their passengers to leave home with enough time at hand to reach the airport. Several state governments, including Punjab and Haryana, have directed their employees to stay away from this Bandh.
#Tradeunions across India are on a nationwide strike today against anti-working class policies of the #Modigovernment which has resulted in unemployment and economic downturn#BharatBandh #STRIKE #TradeUnions— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) January 8, 2020
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