31 May '12, 10am

Nationwide strike in India over rising fuel prices

Nationwide strike in India over rising fuel prices

Shiv Sena party workers shout slogans as they protest on a railway track during a nationwide strike in Mumbai on May 31, 2012. India's opposition parties held a nationwide strike on May 31, vowing to shut down the country to protest against petrol price rises announced last week. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI (AFP) - A nationwide strike against rising petrol prices in India closed shops and disrupted public transport on Thursday, with the under-fire government facing new dissent over its economic management. Opposition political parties and trade unions enforced a shutdown in many cities, with anti-government marches held in New Delhi and commercial hub Mumbai. 'Our protest is successful,' claimed Mr Prakash Javdekar, spokesman of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 'Millions of angry Indians are protesting against the petrol price rise. Please enable JavaScript to...

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