Bharat Bandh Day-2: Peaceful Except Sporadic Incidents In WB

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  • Bomb found away from Habra rail station on Wednesday.
  • Police- protesters manhandling situation, Sujan Chakraborty Arrested..
  • Toto have been vandalised in Cooch Behar.
  • Stone hurled in a bus near Dashnagar of Howrah on this morning, two students injured.
  • Train Service has also been disrupted due to rail blocake at Simurali station of Nadia district. A clash happened during the security personel and the protesters.
  • Train Service interrupted in Bandel-Katwa Section.
  • In Bardhaman main section, rail blockade at Nimo station..trains in queue.
  • Strike supporters hold rail blockade at Shimurali station near Ranaghat which has stopped the rail service.
  • Sealdah-Lakshmikantapur Namkhana & Diamond Harbour sec affected as strike supporters have thrown banana leaves on overhead wire at Dakshin Barasat, Mathurapur b/w Nischindapur-Kakdwip, Kakdwip-Namkhana on Sealdah-Lakshmikantapur Namkhana section.
  • Bharat Bandh Day 2
  • No such response from Howrah on strike.
  • The members of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) resorted to protests inside Maidan metro station in Kolkata on Tuesday in support of the two-day nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions
  • A laudable initiative taken by the TMC party on Tuesday was to distribute special gifts to those who were out on streets at Labani island.
  • Sporadic incidents of vandalism have been reported from parts of West Bengal
  • West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra announced earlier that they had moral support for the strike. The BJP opposed the bandh.
  • Members of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) stage agitation at the gates of Presidency University in Kolkata.
  • In Siliguri, West Bengal’s second largest city, protesters organised a big procession. But the trading hub in the city was open, though roads had fewer vehicles compared to a normal working day.
  • Clash between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol during 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions demanding minimum wages, social security schemes & against privatisation of public and government sector.
  • A school bus bore the ire of protesters. Students were on board. Angry protesters attacked the van. Students are safe. Locals and Police intervened and rescued the bus. Incident happened in Barasat.
  • Train services came to a halt in West Bengal’s Madhyamgram, Hasnabad-Bongaon, Krishnagar, Duttapukur and Lakshmikantapur. At Sodepur in North 24 Parganas district, protesters threw banana leaves on overhead wires to disrupt train movement.
  • Police resort to lathi charge in Srirampore in Hooghly district of West Bengal as protesters try to remove roadblocks. Scuffles broke out in Barasat and Belgharia in North 24 Parganas district as well. Protesters also vandalised a bus at Garia in the south fringes of Kolkata.
  • Scuffles broke out between police and protesters in West Bengal’s Asansol. In Barasat, a school bus was attacked and the driver beaten up.
  • Central Trade Union protests underway at Rupsa, Jaleswar and Datan in Bhadrak- Kharagpur railway section and Raghunathbari in Haldia railway section.
  • Central Trade Union protests underway at Rupsa, Jaleswar and Datan in Bhadrak- Kharagpur railway section and Raghunathbari in Haldia railway section.
  • Police foiled bus vandalism at Central Avenue. Few protesters arrested from Sovabazar.
  • Road blocked in Kharagpur. Members of Central Trade Unions hold protests & block commuters at Sovabazar. Bus vandalised at Jamuria.
  • Members of Central Trade Unions block railway line in Howrah demanding minimum wages and social security schemes among others. Central Trade Unions have called a 48-hour nationwide strike over several demands.
  • Police in Kolkata detain CPM workers from Jadavpur 8B busstand protesting in support of 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions. Their demands include minimum wages and social security schemes among others.

Kolkata: Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) will begin its two-day strike to protest against ‘anti-people, anti-labour and anti-national’policies of the BJP government at the Centre.

Several government unions – INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC besides All India Kisan Sabha, Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, Bhumi Adhikar Andolan have extended support to the 48-hour Bharat bandh called by the Central Trade Unions.

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