India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests
Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday (10), and in some places protesters blocked trains and roads and vandalised vehicles. Gearing up for a general election less than nine months away and provincial polls expected in some states later this year, opposition parties banded together to organise their first protest action in a joint campaign to stir discontent with prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government. Opposition Congress party activists marched, blocked roads and disrupted trains in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, while…
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