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Nika Knight – World’s Largest Strike? Tens of Millions in India Rise Up Against Right-Wing Economic Policies

Tens of millions of public sector workers in India went on strike Friday to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for privatization and other right-wing economic policies.

“This strike is against the central government, this strike is for the cause of the working people,” said Ramen Pandey, of the Indian National Trade Union Congress, to Al Jazeera. 

“Our strike will be 100 percent successful … we will prove that this strike is the world’s largest ever,” Pandey said.

“Among the trade unions’ 12 demands were a 692-rupee daily minimum wage, universal social security, and a ban on foreign investment in the country’s railway, insurance, and defense industries,” the Guardian reports.

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