Bharat Bandh

Feb 20, 2013, 18:14 PM IST
A auto-rickshaw driver stands among dozens of auto-rickshaws parked during a nationwide strike called by trade unions in New Delhi.
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A auto-rickshaw driver stands among dozens of auto-rickshaws parked during a nationwide strike called by trade unions in New Delhi.

An elderly man waits for transport as he sits in front of a closed shop on the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions in Kolkata.
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An elderly man waits for transport as he sits in front of a closed shop on the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions in Kolkata.

Rickshaw pullers watch members and supporters of the Communist Party of India-Marxist walk with party flags in a rally during the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata.
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Rickshaw pullers watch members and supporters of the Communist Party of India-Marxist walk with party flags in a rally during the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata.

A policeman detains a worker who tried to march towards the state legislature complex on the first day of a two day strike in Hyderabad.
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A policeman detains a worker who tried to march towards the state legislature complex on the first day of a two day strike in Hyderabad.

A police officer shouts as he tries to stop workers from marching towards the state legislature complex on the first day of a two day strike in Hyderabad.
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A police officer shouts as he tries to stop workers from marching towards the state legislature complex on the first day of a two day strike in Hyderabad.

People vandalize a firetruck on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.
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People vandalize a firetruck on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.

People walk past vandalized cars at the premises of a factory on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.
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People walk past vandalized cars at the premises of a factory on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.

A policeman runs past a burning car set on fire by vandals on the first day of a two-day strike in Noida.
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A policeman runs past a burning car set on fire by vandals on the first day of a two-day strike in Noida.

Cars set on fire by vandals burn on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.
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Cars set on fire by vandals burn on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.

A fire engine set fire by vandals burns on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.
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A fire engine set fire by vandals burns on the first day of a two day strike in Noida.

Activists of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) shout slogans as they sit on rail tracks to stop trains on the first day of a two day strike in Bhubaneswar.
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Activists of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) shout slogans as they sit on rail tracks to stop trains on the first day of a two day strike in Bhubaneswar.

Indian trade union activists of Hind Mazdoor Sabha attack a car that was plying on the first day of a two day strike in Bhubaneswar.
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Indian trade union activists of Hind Mazdoor Sabha attack a car that was plying on the first day of a two day strike in Bhubaneswar.