A strike by millions of low-skilled workers in India has seen banks close and public transport disrupted, amid reports of two deaths in the north.

An estimated 100 million Indians (for perspective, this is around the entire population of Mexico or the Phillipines - about 1/12 of the whole population of India), angry about rising prices, low pay and poor working condition, walked off their jobs on Wednesday, on the first day of a two-day strike organised by eleven major trade unions.

The strikers are demanding a legal minimum wage, fairer contracts and improved working conditions.

Solidarity!

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