Shops, banks and factories sit idle as 11 major trade unions walk off the job, demanding a minimum wage and stronger labor laws
Feb. 28, 2012
Dar Yasin / AP
Kashmiri Muslim women workers of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) shout slogans against the government during a one-day general strike in Srinagar, India, Feb. 28, 2012. Shops and banks were closed, factories shuttered and traffic sparse in major cities across India during an industrial strike Tuesday called by trade unions against the government. Eleven major trade unions called for the strike to protest against rampant inflation and to demand a minimum wage.