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Rural Bangladesh hit hard by labour strikes

Sporadic strikes and violence paralyse life in countryside, leaving many communities in economic lurch.

Last Modified: 31 Mar 2013 18:55
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Sporadic strikes and violence have paralysed life in Bangladesh for the past four months.

The unrest began after verdicts were handed down in February by a war crimes tribunal that was examining cases pertaining to widespread atrocities committed during the country's war of independence in 1971.

The violence has also affected the country's rural communities, where farmers say that the frequent strikes and threats of violence has badly affected their ability to get goods to market.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in the north of Bangladesh, who we are not able to name for security reasons, reports.

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