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09 Dec 2019 | 08:06 PM UTC

India: Bank unions announce protest in New Delhi and nationwide strike December 10, 13

Several bank unions plan a protest in New Delhi on December 10 and a nationwide strike on December 13; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Several bank unions have called for a protest in New Delhi on Tuesday, December 10, in opposition to the merger and privatization of public sector banks. Organizers did not immediately announce a meeting location, however, local media outlets have reported that the protest will take place at the Jantar Mantar. Unions have also said that they will carry out a nationwide strike on Friday, December 13.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the protest site, while business disruptions are anticipated on Friday.

Advice

Individuals in India, particularly in New Delhi, are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.