Photos: 10 Protest strikes in Mumbai in last 12 months

12-Aug-2017
  • <p>Mumbaikars faced problems commuting on 'Raksha Bandhan' 2017 as the local public transport division BEST Workers' Union protested to press their wage-related demands</p>

    Mumbaikars faced problems commuting on 'Raksha Bandhan' 2017 as the local public transport division BEST Workers' Union protested to press their wage-related demands

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  • <p>Fed up of the authorities turning a blind eye to their protest against the fee hike, students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), Powai, went on a relay hunger strike</p>

    Fed up of the authorities turning a blind eye to their protest against the fee hike, students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), Powai, went on a relay hunger strike

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  • <p>The lynching and murder of 16-year-old Junaid Khan in Ballabhgarh led a nation-wide uprising. The citizen's movement, known as #NotInMyName was started in Mumbai with industry heavy-weights like Shabana Azmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Nandita Das taking front stage</p>

    The lynching and murder of 16-year-old Junaid Khan in Ballabhgarh led a nation-wide uprising. The citizen's movement, known as #NotInMyName was started in Mumbai with industry heavy-weights like Shabana Azmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Nandita Das taking front stage

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  • <p>Teachers staged a protest against Mumbai University's demand that they finish assessing all papers by July 20 despite glitches in the new online system</p>

    Teachers staged a protest against Mumbai University's demand that they finish assessing all papers by July 20 despite glitches in the new online system

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  • <p>Farmers called for a strike in the month of June to demand loan waiver. The strike went on for 11 days. Major cities like Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and others felt the pinch of the strike as shortages loomed large, coupled with spiralling prices of essentials like milk, fresh fruit, vegetables, and even food grain. The strike ended after Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced loan waiver</p>

    Farmers called for a strike in the month of June to demand loan waiver. The strike went on for 11 days. Major cities like Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and others felt the pinch of the strike as shortages loomed large, coupled with spiralling prices of essentials like milk, fresh fruit, vegetables, and even food grain. The strike ended after Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced loan waiver

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  • <p>Members of the Christian community staged a protest in July 2017 against the local civic body for demolishing a holy cross in suburban Bandra last week</p>

    Members of the Christian community staged a protest in July 2017 against the local civic body for demolishing a holy cross in suburban Bandra last week

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  • <p>Many chemists began pulling down the shutters around midnight as part of a day-long strike in May called by their umbrella organisation, the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists.</p>

    Many chemists began pulling down the shutters around midnight as part of a day-long strike in May called by their umbrella organisation, the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists.

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  • <p>Resident doctors went on a strike in the month of March, a strike which lasted for a long time. Nearly 4,000 resident doctors have stayed away from work, demanding enhanced security in the wake of a string of attacks on their colleagues by patients' relatives at government hospitals across the state.</p>

    Resident doctors went on a strike in the month of March, a strike which lasted for a long time. Nearly 4,000 resident doctors have stayed away from work, demanding enhanced security in the wake of a string of attacks on their colleagues by patients' relatives at government hospitals across the state.

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  • <p>The APMCs and middlemen, also called as adatiyas (commission agents) protested in the month of June against the government&rsquo;s recent amendments to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, which allows farmers to sell their products directly to big and small consumers</p>

    The APMCs and middlemen, also called as adatiyas (commission agents) protested in the month of June against the government’s recent amendments to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, which allows farmers to sell their products directly to big and small consumers

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