Trade unions protest Centre's 'anti-labour' policies across India as North East sees shutdown over citizenship Bill [Photos]

The 11-hour bandh was called by the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and was supported by the Asom Gana Parishad, which withdrew support to the BJP-led government in the state.

FP Staff January 08, 2019 22:47:36 IST
Government workers, trade unions, and bankers associations across India held protests against the Centre's "anti-labour" policies. Image Credit: 101Reporters
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Government workers, trade unions, and bankers associations across India held protests against the Centre's "anti-labour" policies. Image Credit: 101Reporters
Anganwadi workers, daily wage workers and others gathered in large numbers in Hassan, Karnataka. Many women, particularly Asha workers participating in the rally demanded Rs 18, 000 per month as minimum wage. Akhil/101Reporters
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Anganwadi workers, daily wage workers and others gathered in large numbers in Hassan, Karnataka. Many women, particularly Asha workers participating in the rally demanded Rs 18, 000 per month as minimum wage. Akhil/101Reporters
In Kerala, trains were stopped, buses and autorickshaws kept off roads and traders were forced to down shutters on the first day of shutdown. Image credit: 101Reporters
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In Kerala, trains were stopped, buses and autorickshaws kept off roads and traders were forced to down shutters on the first day of shutdown. Image credit: 101Reporters
In West Bengal, tensions ran high after TMC workers prevented Left-wing trade unions from enforcing the shutdown. Image credit: 101Reporters
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In West Bengal, tensions ran high after TMC workers prevented Left-wing trade unions from enforcing the shutdown. Image credit: 101Reporters
Shops and other establishments in the main markets areas were all shut down in Aizawl and other cities of Mizoram in support of the bandh. Ezrela Dalidia Fanai/101Reporters
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Shops and other establishments in the main markets areas were all shut down in Aizawl and other cities of Mizoram in support of the bandh. Ezrela Dalidia Fanai/101Reporters
Bus services in Tumkur, Karnataka were affected and passengers were stranded. Meanwhile, Left parties staged a protest at Mahanagar Palike Circle in the city. Chandramouli/101Reporters
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Bus services in Tumkur, Karnataka were affected and passengers were stranded. Meanwhile, Left parties staged a protest at Mahanagar Palike Circle in the city. Chandramouli/101Reporters
Meanwhile, protesters in Assam raised slogans against the citizenship Bill. The 11-hour bandh was called by the Assam Students' Union (AASU) and was supported by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which quit the NDA. Image credit: Avik Chakraborty/101Reporters
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Meanwhile, protesters in Assam raised slogans against the citizenship Bill. The 11-hour bandh was called by the Assam Students' Union (AASU) and was supported by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which quit the NDA. Image credit: Avik Chakraborty/101Reporters