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Are strikes and shutdowns the best way to protest?

A strike called by trade unions across the country to protest price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and privatization has affected flights and road transport in many states. There has been violence during the protests as well: two people were injured in a clash between political activists in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district. The unions' grievances may be genuine but do their protests achieve any result. Comment and debate.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2010 13:56 IST
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A strike called by trade unions across the country to protest price rise, alleged violation of


labour laws and privatization has affected flights and road transport in many states. There has been violence during the protests as well: two people were injured in a clash between political activists in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district. The unions' grievances may be genuine but do their protests achieve any result. Comment and debate.

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