Bengaluru, Sept 2: The 'bandh' call by the All India Trade Union against the "anti-worker" changes that the government has brought in its labour laws has reverberated across India. Schools, colleges and transport are hit, but emergency facilities continue to provide services in each state at the behest of the state and the central governments.
Citing absolute apathy of the government toward their demand for better wages, close to 10 central trade unions unite to go on a one-day strike.
However, the reaction is not the same in every state. South Indian states, specially, have a mixed response to the bandh.
Let's see how:
1:58 pm: 1,200 workers in Puducherry arrested
1:01 pm: Workers strike back in Andhra Pradesh
A story to tell:
12:26 pm: Banking operations came to a standstill in Telangana
12:08 pm: Cyberabad not far behind
BJP member killed in bomb blast in #Kerala ! Expect a bandh call by BJP? No? What?? OK OK.— BabuSyed (@BeYess) August 21, 2016
#Kerala bandh— Jayanth Jayaprakash (@jayanthkj) August 29, 2016
Who gives you the right to shut down the state in the name of a bandh...cowards-not able to handle the national ruling party.
12:06 pm: Citizens of Kerala see politics in Bandh
Whishing everyone in #Kerala Bandh Mubarak!!— rayin (@rayin) September 2, 2016
12:02 pm: Kerala speaks
11:50 am: 'Magestic' grandeur in Bengaluru.
We or any groups associated with us are not supporting the trade union strike : Pawan Kumar,Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh
11:38 am: Trade unions hit normal life in Bengaluru. Deserted bus stops can be spotted across the city.