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Bengaluru Violence Over New Provident Fund Rules

Bengaluru Violence Over New Provident Fund Rules

Thousands of garment workers in Bengaluru clashed with the police and set buses and cars on fire today, angry with the government over a controversial new rule for provident funds, which has now been withdrawn. Workers threw stones at a police station and burnt several police vehicles as the protests – not led by any union – spiraled out of control. The protesters also blocked traffic on the highway, causing five-hour jams in the IT city.




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