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Posted by Rezwan

CAN'T WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT HARTALS?

I think many Bangladeshis like me are pissed with the flurry of insignificant Hartals (general strikes) called by several political parties. These are total wastes of country's productivity and only cause common peoples' inconvenience.

I have come across this interesting news:

The Indian Supreme Court on Friday directed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena to deposit twenty lakh rupees each in compensation for the loss caused to the public by the Mumbai bandh (general strike) called by them in July 2003.

The court's directive came following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO "Agni," theatre personality Alyque Padamsee and former Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai B G Deshmukh.

The petitioners had claimed that the city had suffered a loss of Rs 50 lakhs due to the bandh.


If this ruling can happen in India I don't understand why it can't be replicated in Bangladesh. Any suggestions?

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