Strike in India: Reason behind Bharat Bandh on Feb 20, 21

Bandh in India
New Delhi, Feb 18: Another massive bandh is likely to hit India for two consecutive days on Wednesday and Thursday (Feb 20 and Feb 21). This time over 100 million workers are expected to join the strike in country.

All major cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and many others are expected to come to a complete standstill as autos, buses including others vehicles will not ply on roads on those two days.

Protesting against privatisation, outsourcing, violation of labour laws, price rise and several other burning issues of the country, trade unions of banking, insurance, public sector undertakings, transporters and unorganised sectors called for Bharat Bandh.

Some of the reasons behind the call for Bharat Bandh are mentioned below:

  1. Price Rise in India
  2. Implementation of labour laws
  3. Bring back black money stashed in foreign countries
  4. Putting an end to Special Economic Zone (SEZs)
  5. Filling up vacant posts in government jobs
  6. Withdrawal of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector.
  7. Pensions for all along with removal of ceiling on bonus and provident fund

Some of the trade unions, who are participating in the strike, are - Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and many others.

The protesting trade unions also urged federations of road transport, port and dock, petroleum, coal, steel and building and construction to join their protest.

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