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The Historic Railway Workers’ Strike

Remembering May 1974

In May 1974, railway workers went on a strike in what was perhaps the most intense working class action in independent India. In what--in retrospect--seems like a dress rehearsal for the Emergency, the government clamped down in a draconian manner. Curiously, however, many political forces and personalities who were to play a major role in the anti-Emergency movement distanced themselves from the strike.

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