Ten central trade unions along with various sectoral independent federations and associations have called for a 12-hour long nationwide shutdown on Wednesday.

Nearly 25 crore people are expected to be taking part in this All-India Strike to protest against the government’s various policies.

Banking, transport and other services across the country have been hit today. Several banks had already informed stock exchanges about today’s strike in advance and its impact on banking services.

Banking services like deposit and withdrawal, cheque clearing and instrument issuance are being impacted. Apart from banking, transport and other key services have also been disrupted in many states due to the nationwide strike call.

About 60 students’ organisations and elected office bearers of some universities are also supporting the strike with an agenda to raise voice against increased fee structure and commercialization of education.

Joint platform of more than 175 farmers and agricultural workers unions is also extending its support to the workers’ demands and is observing the day as Gramin Bharat Bandh along with their charter of demands.

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