A two-day Bharat Bandh call on January 8 and 9 was given by country's 10 major central trade unions, except RSS affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, to protest against the government's alleged anti-labour policies and unilateral labour reforms.
The labour unions’ demands include withdrawal of “anti-labour” changes in laws, immediate steps to control unemployment, minimum wages for all labourers, social security benefits such as employees provident fund to all labourers.
Follow Bharat bandh Highlights: Violent protests were reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab, while curfew was imposed in parts of Madhya Pradesh. 19 people have been injured in Gwalior and internet services have been suspended.
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Led by the Congress party, a united Opposition called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday over rising fuel prices and falling value of the rupee. The protest turned violent in some states, causing damage to public property. While Congress President Rahul Ga
Appealing for calm, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Central government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court. “Our government is committed to protecting the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes,” he tweeted in the wake of violence.