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Petition challenging 48-hrs countrywide strike to come up for hearing today

Posted on Feb 09, 11:21AM | UNI

Kolkata, Feb 8 : The Calcutta High Court has admitted a petition challenging the 48-hour countrywide general strike in protest against the fuel price hike and a cap on subsidised LPG cylinders.

The two-day strike on February 20 and 21 was called by CITU and ten other trade unions.

A division bench of Chief Justice Arun Misura and Justice Joymalya Bagcchi are likely to hear the public interest litigation today. The high court has accepted the petition yesterday.

Petitioner Idris Ali said the Supreme Court and high courts in different states of the country had issued a ruling against strike terming it 'illegal'.

Ali, chairman of West Bengal Trinamool Congress Minority Cell, said, "The people of the state will not tolerate anymore if the trade unions go for the strike disobeying the apex court and high court order."