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Bharat bandh in photos: Kerala, Bengal most affected; bus, train services hit

Stray incidences of violence in West Bengal, public bus services going off the road in Mumbai and partial impact on banking operations marred the first day of the two-day nationwide strike.

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

The two-day nationwide strike by central trade unions to protest against alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms entered its second day Wednesday, impacting normal life in some parts of the country. In Pic: Members of various trade unions raise slogans in Lucknow. (PTI)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

The first day of the two-day strike called by trade unions on Tuesday witnessed stray incidents of violence in West Bengal, public bus services going off the road in Mumbai and partial impact on banking operations. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

In Mumbai, the trade union strike coincided with a massive protest by over 32,000 employees of the city’s civic transport who went on an indefinite strike to demand higher wages. The protest and trade union strike affected nearly 25 lakh daily commuters. In Pic: Trade Union joint action committee protested at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Tuesday as part of nationwide strike. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Barring left-ruled Kerala, normal life was largely unaffected in most parts of the country. In Kerala, schools and colleges remained shut and banking services were affected, reported PTI. (Express photo)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Offices recorded low attendance but no untoward incident was reported in the Left-ruled state. Trains were stopped while buses and autorickshaws were off the road, hitting normal life. (Express photo)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Commuters stand in line for share taxi outside Prabhadevi station as BEST bus employees were on an indefinite strike which coincided with the 48-hour nationwide strike on 8th and 9th January. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Even though several trains were reported running late, government services including electricity supply and train services were unaffected by the strike. Owing to the agitation, local trains, EMU and MEMU in West Bengal were delayed en route. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Sporadic incidents of vandalism were reported at a few places in West Bengal on first day of the two-day strike, where the Trinamool Congress-led state government had made elaborate security arrangements. In Howrah, Siliguri, Bardhaman, Birbhum, North and South 24 Paraganas, clashes were reported between Trinamool Congress workers and strike supporters. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Bus services in Karnataka were also affected as vehicles of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) stayed off the road. In many districts, a holiday was declared in schools and colleges, with examinations being postponed. In pic: Factory workers and members of CITU shout slogans in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (PTI)

Bharat bandh in photos: Life disrupted in Kerala, stray incidents of violence mar day 1

Police personnel clash with protesting Anganwadi volunteers during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)