48-hour Bharat Bandh on Feb 20, 21 a flop show in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Feb 20: The 48-hour Bharat Bandh seems to have failed to spoil the normal daily works of the Bangaloreans as the nation-wide strike received a lukewarm response in this Garden City on Wednesday, Feb 20. [Update: Violence hit Bharat Bandh enters 2nd day; 71 arrested]

All companies including IT companies remained open as employees did not face trouble while commuting. Autos and BMTC buses were plying on the roads. However, number of autos and buses were comparatively less.

Employees of many IT companies have been provided cabs and many were given permission to work from home. Police officials were deployed at several parts of the city to provide proper security to its citizens.

Meanwhile, sources informed that the nation's financial capital Mumbai also is set to witness a normal life in these two days of strike. Public transport will be normal and people across the society will have a usual day of earning bread. BEST buses will have grills on their windows as a precaution.

However, violence were reported from Ambala, Haryana where a trade union leader Narender Singh was killed in the wee hours of Wednesday. The deceased, a AITUC leader was stabbed to death when he allegedly had tried to stop the bus drivers who were taking the vehicles out of the depot despite the strike.

The bandh has been called by 11 trade union bodies. The Bandh has been called against privatisation, outsourcing, violation of labour laws, and price rise.

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.

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