Bharat Bandh

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav with CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu staging a dharna at Parliament Street Police Station during their Bharat bandh called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and fuel price hike in New Delhi on Thursday. Source:PTI

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Samajwadi Party activists shout slogans as they burn an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. A sign at left reads "Go Back Wal-Mart." Source:AP

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat and party leader Sitaram Yechury participate in a protest march during their Bharat bandh called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and fuel price hike in New Delhi on Thursday. Source:PTI

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Policemen detain activists of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party during a protest in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Source : AP

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Bharatiya Janata Party activists shout slogans as they are detained by police during a protest in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Source: AP

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BJP leader Gopinath Munde along with others hold a lock at a demonstration during the 'Bharat bandh' called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and increase in diesel prices, in Mumbai on Thursday. Source:PTI

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J&K CPI-M Secretary M Y Tarigami addresses a protest rally against FDI in retail and price hike of diesel, in Srinagar on Thursday. Source: PTI

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A Samajwadi Party activist shouts slogans as they burn an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition workers have disrupted train services as part of a daylong strike in India to protest rising diesel prices and the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Placard reads "Take Walmart back." Source:AP

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Police detaining TDP MLAs during a protest against fuel price hike in front of the Assembly in Hyderabad on Thursday. Source:PTI

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Samajwadi Party activists hold an effigy representing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues before burning it during a protest along railway tracks in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition workers have disrupted train services as part of a daylong strike in India to protest rising diesel prices and the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Placard reads "Take Walmart back." Source:AP

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BJP supporters taking out a rally during the 'Bharat bandh' called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and increase in diesel prices, in Mumbai on Thursday. Source:PTI

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Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans during a protest along a railway track in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Source:AP

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Bandh supporters vandalise an auto-rickshaw as they enforce closure during opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh called to protest against the FDI in retail and fuel price hike in Jamshedpur on Thursday. Source:PTI

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Supporters and activists of various left parties burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a strike in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Source: AP

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Protestors burn photographs of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a nationwide strike, in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Angry opposition supporters disrupted trains in India on Thursday but had only limited success in enforcing a national strike to protest a government decision to cut fuel subsidies and open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies. Source:AP

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Allahabad: Samajwadi Party activists shouting slogan while stopping a train during the opposition-sponsored 'Bharat bandh' to protest over FDI in multi-brand retail and increase in diesel prices, in Allahabad on Thursday. The bandh has been called by the NDA, Left parties and UPA supporters SP and JD(S). Source:PTI

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Former Indian cricketer and opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu (C) along with supporters shout-slogans as they carry LPG gas canisters during a demonstration in Amritsar on September 20, 2012. Source:AFP

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Activists from the opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shout-slogans against Congress-led UPA government during a demonstration in Amritsar on September 20, 2012. Opposition parties and trade unions called for shopkeepers, traders and labourers in India to block railway lines and close markets to protest against reforms, designed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to revive India's slowing economy allowing in foreign retail giants such as Walmart and Tesco. Source: AFP

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A resident sleeps in front of closed shops during a nationwide strike in New Delhi early on September 20, 2012. Source:AFP

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A security guard sleeps in front of closed shops in New Delhi early on September 20, 2012. Source:AFP

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A shoe polisher waits for customers on an empty sidewalk in New Delhi early on September 20, 2012. Source:AFP

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A vendor sells fruit in front of closed shops in New Delhi early on September 20, 2012. Opposition parties and trade unions called for shopkeepers, traders and labourers to block railway lines and close markets to protest against reforms, designed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to revive India's slowing economy allowing in foreign retail giants such as Walmart and Tesco. Source:AFP

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