Bharat Bandh Today HIGHLIGHTS: Trade unions continue their strike across the country Wednesday. Sporadic incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal, including stone-pelting in some areas. In Kerala, protesters attacked an SBI Treasury Branch in Thiruvananthapuram. In Mumbai, commuters were left stranded as the strike coincided with an agitation by BEST employees. As several employees have chosen to remain at home, banking and postal services were affected in several parts of the country as well.
Traders are protesting against the government’s “anti-labour policies”. Leaders said the active participation of workers on Tuesday indicated the extent of anger and resentment against the policies of the government, news agency PTI reported. The strike is supported by nearly all major independent federations of central employees, state employees and the employees of banks, insurance, telecom, and other service sectors.