200 million workers went on strike against India’s Prime Minister Modi

Ten trade unions call national strike to complain about high prices and unemployment. Shops, hospitals, banks and schools are closed, transport is blocked, and some buses have been attacked. A 57-year-old woman died in Karnataka. The labour action will be decisive for next May’s general elections.

NEW DELHI, INDIA – AUGUST 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses on the occasion of 71st Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort, on August 15, 2017 in New Delhi, India. Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on India’s 71st Independence Day, Modi warned those indulging in mob violence, saying attacks in the name of aastha (faith) was not something to be happy about and wont be accepted. Modi on Tuesday called for a New India that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in Kashmir to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is solved through embrace. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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