Violence in Bharat Bandh, factories, vehicles torched,1 dead

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Noida, Feb 20: Massive violence has been reported in Noida during the 48-hour Bharat Bandh starting from Wednesday, Feb 20. Vehicles, factories in the city have been torched.

According to sources, Hoisery Complex, Phase 2, Noida was the worst affected area in the city. Meanwhile, few factory owners complained that some assailants had barged into their factory premises and looted their properties.

The supporters of the nation-wide strike pelted stones on public and police officials in the violence-hit areas. Fire brigades were also put on fire.

Violence in Noida

Earlier a trade union leader Narender Singh was killed in the wee hours of Wednesday. The deceased, a AITUC leader in Ambala, Haryana 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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