The recent Maharashtra bandh sparked by the Bhima Koregaon controversy saw Mumbaikaars reeling under a meaningless bandh. Car-windshields were shattered and shopkeepers were coerced to pull down shutters.
With protest strikes becoming the order of the day, the common man is on the receiving end of a host of problems.
The strikes orchestrated by a group of teachers, students or laborers are one-sidedly failing to consider the larger interest of the nation and common good. Forcibly pressuring the authorities may result in them giving in to the demands but they have no right to stop honest men from earning a day’s wage or income.
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Since there can be no bandhs on bandhs, we can at least be responsible for reducing the losses incurred by taking conscious steps.
Here’s a video addressing the pre-emptive measures to be taken at an individual level so that we can save ourselves from facing the brunt of such hostile situations.