- Title: INDIA: WEST BENGAL STRIKE "MOST PEACEFUL EVER"
- Date: 29th August 1971
- Summary: 1. GV Deserted street 0.03 2. LV Bridge over river & SV ditto 0.13 3. GV Deserted railway siding 0.16 4. GV & SV Ships in dock, work at standstill 0.26 5. GV EXT. Closed banks 0.34 6. GV TILT DOWN General Post office 0.40 7. GV EXT. State Government Secretariat PAN TO deserted street 0.51 8. GV Deserted street 0.56 Initials SGM/1851 SGM/1845 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 13th September 1971 13:00
- Location: Calcutta, West Bengal
- Country: India
- Reuters ID: LVAEW9BW4ZCVXMT9W6SGFJS1MQ3J
- Story Text: Calcutta, capital of West Bengal, was back to normal on Sunday after a crippling 24-hour general strike on Saturday described by officials as 'the most peaceful ever'.
Only one death was reported as strong police and army units patrolled trouble spots during the strike throughout the state, where five to six killings a day are common.
The strike, which brought business, industrial activity and transport services to a near-standstill, was called by trade unions to back demands for higher pay and better working conditions.
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