Bharat Bandh

Sep 20, 2012, 10:49 AM IST
Railway policemen stand near a burning effigy representing the Indian government during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.
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Railway policemen stand near a burning effigy representing the Indian government during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.

Railway policemen try to remove a burning effigy representing the Indian government during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad
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Railway policemen try to remove a burning effigy representing the Indian government during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad

Samajwadi Party activists shout slogans during a protest in Allahabad. Angry opposition workers have disrupted train services as part of a daylong strike in India to protest rising diesel prices and the government`s decision to open the country`s huge retail market to foreign companies.
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Samajwadi Party activists shout slogans during a protest in Allahabad. Angry opposition workers have disrupted train services as part of a daylong strike in India to protest rising diesel prices and the government`s decision to open the country`s huge retail market to foreign companies.

Samajwadi Party activists hold an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues before burning it during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.
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Samajwadi Party activists hold an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues before burning it during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.

A Samajwadi Party activist shouts slogans during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.
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A Samajwadi Party activist shouts slogans during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.

A Samajwadi Party activist shouts slogans as they burn an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.
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A Samajwadi Party activist shouts slogans as they burn an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.

Police officers detain activists of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during a protest at a bus station in Hyderabad.
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Police officers detain activists of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during a protest at a bus station in Hyderabad.

Policemen arrive as Samajwadi Party activists block trains during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.
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Policemen arrive as Samajwadi Party activists block trains during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad.

Samajwadi Party activists hold party flags and block a railway track during a protest in Allahabad.
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Samajwadi Party activists hold party flags and block a railway track during a protest in Allahabad.

Activists of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) carry a caricature of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the words “the blood suckers are not human beings but devils” during a protest at a bus station in Hyderabad.
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Activists of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) carry a caricature of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the words “the blood suckers are not human beings but devils” during a protest at a bus station in Hyderabad.

Samajwadi Party activists hold party flags and block a railway track during a protest in Allahabad.
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Samajwadi Party activists hold party flags and block a railway track during a protest in Allahabad.

Police officers watch Samajwadi Party activists block train tracks during a protest in Allahabad.
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Police officers watch Samajwadi Party activists block train tracks during a protest in Allahabad.

Protestors burn photographs of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a nationwide strike, in Ahmadabad.
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Protestors burn photographs of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a nationwide strike, in Ahmadabad.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists shout slogans as they burn tires during a nationwide strike in Jammu.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists shout slogans as they burn tires during a nationwide strike in Jammu.

Bharatiya Janata Party activisits wave party flags as they are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai.
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Bharatiya Janata Party activisits wave party flags as they are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai.

People sit outside closed shops during a nationwide strike in New Delhi.
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People sit outside closed shops during a nationwide strike in New Delhi.

A Kashmiri activist of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouts slogans as he is detained by policemen during a protest in Srinagar.
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A Kashmiri activist of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouts slogans as he is detained by policemen during a protest in Srinagar.

Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party carry cutouts of cooking gas cylinders during a protest in Mumbai.
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Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party carry cutouts of cooking gas cylinders during a protest in Mumbai.

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans after stopping a goods train during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans after stopping a goods train during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad.

Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party carry a cutout of a cooking gas cylinder during a protest in Mumbai.
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Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party carry a cutout of a cooking gas cylinder during a protest in Mumbai.

Bharatiya Janata Party activists shout slogans as they are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai.
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Bharatiya Janata Party activists shout slogans as they are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists shout slogans during a nationwide strike in Jammu.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists shout slogans during a nationwide strike in Jammu.

Bharatiya Janata party activists burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in New Delhi.
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Bharatiya Janata party activists burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in New Delhi.

Activists of various left parties along with Samajwadi Party members jump over barricades as they try to get detained by police during a protest in New Delhi.
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Activists of various left parties along with Samajwadi Party members jump over barricades as they try to get detained by police during a protest in New Delhi.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav holds hands with Sitaram Yechury of Communist Party of India (Marxist), as they walk to parliament street police station to demand to be detained during a protest in New Delhi.
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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav holds hands with Sitaram Yechury of Communist Party of India (Marxist), as they walk to parliament street police station to demand to be detained during a protest in New Delhi.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat walk into the parliament street police station to court arrest during a protest in New Delhi.
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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat walk into the parliament street police station to court arrest during a protest in New Delhi.

Activists hold placards and shout slogan during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad.
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Activists hold placards and shout slogan during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad.

Communist Party of India leader Prakash Karat, Mulayam Singh Yadav, leader of Telugu Desam Party Chandrababu Naidu and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, right, participate in a protest in New Delhi.
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Communist Party of India leader Prakash Karat, Mulayam Singh Yadav, leader of Telugu Desam Party Chandrababu Naidu and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, right, participate in a protest in New Delhi.

Samajwadi Party activists block a train during a strike in Allahabad.
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Samajwadi Party activists block a train during a strike in Allahabad.

Protestors burn an effigy representing India`s ruling United Progressive Alliance during a nationwide strike in Hyderabad.
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Protestors burn an effigy representing India`s ruling United Progressive Alliance during a nationwide strike in Hyderabad.

Murli Manohar Joshi, Janata Dal United leader Sharad Yadav, Communist Party of India leader Sitaram Yechury and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, participate in a protest in New Delhi.
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Murli Manohar Joshi, Janata Dal United leader Sharad Yadav, Communist Party of India leader Sitaram Yechury and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, participate in a protest in New Delhi.