250 Million People to Participate in National Strike in India

Farmers, workers and their allies across India have participated in the pan-India strike action against the neoliberal reforms that the Narendra Modi government has promoted.

Farmers, workers and their allies across India have participated in the pan-India strike action against the neoliberal reforms that the Narendra Modi government has established.

The strike is related with India’s Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the 1949 constitution and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ring-wing government’s attack on workers’ rights and farmers’ protections.

The demonstration came at a time when the economic depression of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed India into a veritable recession, aggravating the existing deprivation and inequalities that are present. 

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) has decreased by a record 23.9%, while unemployment has increased to 27%.

Amidst such an all-round crisis, Bharatiya Janata party, which leads the the right-wing government, has established  new amendments to labor codes and announced new farm bills that have reversed major historical progresses that were made in farm protections and workers’ rights.


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