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CITU and various bodies to organise 'Jail Bharo' protest in Mumbai

Singh said a joint call has been given by various bodies, defense veterans, youths, Dalits and students to Modi government to "quit".


PTI 07 Aug 2018, 03:38 PM India

CPI-affiliated CITU and various rights bodies will organize a 'Jail Bharo' (court arrest) protest in Mumbai on Thursday against the "anti-worker" and "anti-farmer" policies of the Narendra Modi government.

Members of various organizations will take out a march from Churchgate railway station to Hutatma Chowk in south Mumbai to mark the Quit India Day, CPI (M) Central Committee member Mahendra Singh told reporters today.

He said the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All-India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU), All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and the members of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA)--the women's wing of the CPI (M)--will participate in the protest.

"Modi government has been pursuing anti-worker and anti-employee policies since the last four years. These policies are against the interests of poor sections like hawkers, construction workers, aanganwadi workers and employees working in organized and unorganized sectors," he said.

Singh said a joint call has been given by various bodies, defense veterans, youths, Dalits and students to Modi government to "quit".

"The 'Jail Bharo' agitation will be held in various states," he said. Singh said their demands included minimum monthly wage of Rs 18,000 for workers; strengthening and expanding PDS (Public Distribution System), elimination of contract labor, equal wages for equal work, the creation of new jobs etc.

Mumbai unit CITU president Ashok Banerjee said around 15 lakh protesters from across the country, including one lakh from Maharashtra, are expected to join the upcoming agitation.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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