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Bharat Bandh: Trade Unions Hold Nationwide Strike; See Pictures

India | News18 | January 8, 2020, 12:54 pm
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 Central trade unions, except the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have called for a nationwide strike today (January 8), citing dissatisfaction with the government's “policy and action” towards workers. This is the fourth nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions since the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power in 2014. Nearly 25 crore people are expected to take part in this all-India strike to protest against the government's
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Central trade unions, except the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have called for a nationwide strike today (January 8), citing dissatisfaction with the government's “policy and action” towards workers. This is the fourth nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions since the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power in 2014. Nearly 25 crore people are expected to take part in this all-India strike to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies. Take a look at the pictures...

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 Anganwadi volunteers show bangles during a demonstration in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Patna. (Image: PTI)
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Anganwadi volunteers show bangles during a demonstration in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Bank emplyees stage a protest during a nationwide strike called by ten trade unions to protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)
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Bank emplyees stage a protest during a nationwide strike called by ten trade unions to protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

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 Insurance employees stage a protest demostraion in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Hyderabad. (Image: PTI)
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Insurance employees stage a protest demostraion in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Hyderabad. (Image: PTI)

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 CITU activists raise slogans during a protest organised in support of the Trade unions' nationwide strike, in Shimla. (Image: PTI)
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CITU activists raise slogans during a protest organised in support of the Trade unions' nationwide strike, in Shimla. (Image: PTI)

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 Police detain protesting students of various organisation during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Patna. (Image: PTI)
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Police detain protesting students of various organisation during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) block the Trivandrum Express during the nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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Members of Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) block the Trivandrum Express during the nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 General Post Office employees stage a protest during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)
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General Post Office employees stage a protest during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of various unions demonstrate outside the LIC Building in Hazratganj during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)
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Members of various unions demonstrate outside the LIC Building in Hazratganj during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)

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 Left parties supporters block the traffic on the Dak Bangalow road in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Patna. (Image: PTI)
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Left parties supporters block the traffic on the Dak Bangalow road in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 A deserted road during the nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)
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A deserted road during the nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’, in Agartala. (Image: PTI)

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 Flight passengers wait for transport vehicles outside the NSCBI Airport as taxies were off the roads due to the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)
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Flight passengers wait for transport vehicles outside the NSCBI Airport as taxies were off the roads due to the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Members of Left supported organisations take part in a demonstration at Shaheedi Park in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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Members of Left supported organisations take part in a demonstration at Shaheedi Park in support of the nationwide strike called by ten trade unions in protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Anganbadi workers raise slogans during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Patna. (Image: PTI)
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Anganbadi workers raise slogans during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Railway passengers outside the Guwahati Railway station as train services remained affected during the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)
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Railway passengers outside the Guwahati Railway station as train services remained affected during the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 Protesters block railway track in Howrah, West Bengal. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track in Howrah, West Bengal. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 The unions have been calling for action on a list of demands, which they say have been ignored by the government. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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The unions have been calling for action on a list of demands, which they say have been ignored by the government. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest the Indian government's economic policies, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)
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People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest the Indian government's economic policies, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)

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 Protesters block railway track in the Jadavpur area of Kolkata. (Image: Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track in the Jadavpur area of Kolkata. (Image: Twitter)

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 Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 Protesters block railway track in Kanchrapara, North 24 Parganas. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track in Kanchrapara, North 24 Parganas. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)
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People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)

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 Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 Protesters block railway track at Dum Dum cantonment station in West Bengal. (Image: Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track at Dum Dum cantonment station in West Bengal. (Image: Twitter)

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 People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest the Indian government's economic policies, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)
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People wait for transportation outside the Howrah railway station during a nationwide general strike called by trade unions aligned with opposition parties to protest the Indian government's economic policies, in Kolkata. (Image: AFP)

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 Rail Roko at Hindmotor in Bengal in support of the All India Workers' strike. (Image: Twitter)
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Rail Roko at Hindmotor in Bengal in support of the All India Workers' strike. (Image: Twitter)

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 Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: Twitter)
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Employees of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited protest against the government's decision of strategic disinvestment. (Image: Twitter)

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 Left-wing activists block railway track in Hooghly district of West Bengal. (Image: Twitter)
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Left-wing activists block railway track in Hooghly district of West Bengal. (Image: Twitter)

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 Protesters block railway track in the Jadavpur area of Kolkata. (Image: Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track in the Jadavpur area of Kolkata. (Image: Twitter)

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 Protesters block railway track in Howrah, West Bengal. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Protesters block railway track in Howrah, West Bengal. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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 Protest underway on Mount road in Chennai. (Image: ANI/Twitter)
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Protest underway on Mount road in Chennai. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

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