A protest by Cloth Industry workers turned violent in Bengaluru today forcing the police to resort to lathicharge and tear gas shelling to control the rampaging mob. The workers were protesting against change in PF withdrawal rules.

According to reports, several vehicles were burnt and incidents of stone throwing were reported.

The government had to withdraw its budgetary proposal to tax a major chunk of PF contributions following a huge protest from the Opposition and public.

Bengaluru has dozens of garment factories employing over 5 lakh workers. Workers have been protesting for over two months now against curbs put in place on withdrawal of money from their Provident Fund accounts.

 

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