Bandh disrupts life in India

  • Cars burn in the parking lot of an Indian factory on the first day of the 2-day trade union strike in Noida. In addition, factories were stoned when violence broke out in the suburbs of the capital. AFPCars burn in the parking lot of an Indian factory on the first day of the 2-day trade union strike in Noida. In addition, factories were stoned when violence broke out in the suburbs of the capital. AFP
  • Workers participate in a rally in Hyderabad during the two-day strike called by trade unions to oppose the UPA government’s economic policies. AFPWorkers participate in a rally in Hyderabad during the two-day strike called by trade unions to oppose the UPA government’s economic policies. AFP
  • Auto-rickshaw drivers play carrom even as their vehicles stay stationery at an auto stand during the two-day strike in Bhubaneswar. AFPAuto-rickshaw drivers play carrom even as their vehicles stay stationery at an auto stand during the two-day strike in Bhubaneswar. AFP
  • A security guard sits on a mat in a deserted SBI Bank branch in Allahabad The bandh was called by various trade unions to protest against what they called the anti-labour policies of the government. AFPA security guard sits on a mat in a deserted SBI Bank branch in Allahabad The bandh was called by various trade unions to protest against what they called the anti-labour policies of the government. AFP
  • With public transport affected by the bandh, a woman waits in front of a pre-paid auto-rickshaw and taxi booth at the New Delhi railway station. AFPWith public transport affected by the bandh, a woman waits in front of a pre-paid auto-rickshaw and taxi booth at the New Delhi railway station. AFP
  • Commuters in Kolkata wait for transport beside parked taxis during the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions. APCommuters in Kolkata wait for transport beside parked taxis during the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions. AP