The shops r closed and no vehicles on the road, Does this happen in ur country?

@jaisalpk (224)
India
December 14, 2006 12:05am CST
Here in India for everyone it's an undeclared off today, bcoz one of the ruling party has called for a full strike ( NOT A SHOP IS OPEN AND NO VEHICLES ON THE ROAD) today, n that too for 24 hours. And this is for the second time in a month and average 20 - 30 strikes by political parties take place here annually, Does this happen to your country..? And this is called as " HARTHALS AND BANDH "
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Doesn't happen too much in the U.S. Maybe you'll see one company go on strike, but usually not an industry or an entire region or public employees. I've heard of it happening in Europe more, especially France. They seem to love having strikes in France.
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@rock14 (125)
• Brazil
15 Dec 06
I live in brazil
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
15 Dec 06
thanks for the replies. But this is India and here Politicians and rulers take the freedom and democracy for granted . or they think that it's upto them for anything and everything.......These polticians are like Hippopotamus ( Rhinocerous) Too thicky skinned animals
• United States
14 Dec 06
We certainly don't have declared strikes from ruling parties...but we do have union organized strikes in sectors of business and of course holidays...but over here you can find cars on the road somewhere at any moment.
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
16 Dec 06
Thanks for the reply
@milott (2649)
• India
14 Dec 06
This happens only in India. As we (espeically government employees) are more fond of taking holidays and not work. This is being done by the political parties to stop the work and stop the economy of India. This is all done to gain political mileage and gives the people a lot of trouble during those strikes. In other countries they don't follow this i guess. In japan i heard that in factories, they don't stop work instead they prevent the goods from going to the market, so that the company don't profit from it as a protest. Like in a shoe manufacturing unit, they make only one shoe instead of a pair during strikes and hence the production is not affected but the sales is affected. But this cannot be done in India because of these politicians.
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
14 Dec 06
Till now the people are not aware of this foolishness. Those polticins have nothing to loose except we people with a day's salary or a business loss..........We've to act for this ASAP
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@baysmummy (1639)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
We certainly have days when all the shops are closed but there is never ever a day when their is no vehicles on the road at all! Normally if the shops are closed it is public holiday which means people normally go away with their families so lots of vehicles on the road!
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
lol...yeah...its called night time.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
15 Dec 06
No. We occasionally have a strike by certain workers of a company but not a full strike where no shops are open. Wow. What about the shop owners? How do they get by during these strikes?
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@saim4u (101)
• Pakistan
14 Dec 06
yeh unfortunatlly it happend to in country (Pakistan) aswell and i have seen it happend. It was a big strike on a religious issue when the Danish news paper issues cartoons of our beloved prophit Muhammad (peace be upon him) which is prohibited in Islam and this cuase of hurt every and each muslim in over the World. There fore i heard a news which told that the editor of that news paper burn in fire by itself.
@LordMike (18)
• Romania
14 Dec 06
not in my country (Romania). but my parents told me that it was something like this about 20 years ago. If your car had odd number you can drove 2 sundays a month. In the other 2 sundays were driving the ones who owned cars with even numbers. Now, every time of the day, every day of the week, there are cars and shops open
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• India
14 Dec 06
this is not only happens in india it happens all over the world and one can find this happening mostly in asian and european countries .
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• United States
14 Dec 06
Yep. It probably happens anywhere you can think of. A few months back, teachers had a strike here about them not being paid that well. A couple lost their jobs :0
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@danish160 (250)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
Pakistan - Pakistani flag
I have not been able to go to university and the bok fair going on in the Expo Center of Karachi just because of this strike.
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
15 Dec 06
Thanks for the reply and pity on our politicians
@hemesh (214)
• India
15 Dec 06
India is a democratic country.. so everyone has the right to protest. But in India everyone takes his/her rights for granted.
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
15 Dec 06
Thanks for the reply. You said it buddy, That's the main concern. But politicians take this a too far, i mean this democratic rights
@wolflvr (336)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Here in the United States some workers belong to unions. Every once in a while when the union has contract negotiations with the place they work for if they don't agree to with the new contract they will have a strike. Sometime for weeks until the new contract is agreed upon.
@jaisalpk (224)
• India
15 Dec 06
Thanks for the reply. Let's hope that this type of rubbish strikes will not happen again.
@lsen06 (5006)
• India
16 Dec 06
This happens only in WEST BENGAL(NOT EVEN IN INDIA AS A WHOLE).
@danish160 (250)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
Yes my dear, being a pakistani, these strikes are nthing new for us. They are the same in Pkaistan. infact I am responding to this beacsue here in Karachi today is a strike and the public buses and shops are all not functioning today.
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
nops! it is your local problem in India , it is not a universal holiday
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
15 Dec 06
No, that does not happen here in the US at all. One particular company may go on strike but not everyone goes on strike or shops do not close because of a strike and people are always free to drive around and go wherever they want.
• India
15 Dec 06
ya in india strikes are more then holidays lol... this indian politics sucks dont know when india will develop hope this politic will be ruined and something good system will come
@Nitemare (279)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
yeah... I live in Pakistan and it happens all da time! infact today is a strike in karachi that is why my university is off and i m using mylot!
@1fatpig (785)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
in a Australia we have had strikes that have lasted weeks and even years but mainly only 1 to 3 days ...