Truck drivers have blocked NH 44 near the culvert of the Karra Canal bypass of the city, due to which the Delhi-Mumbai National Highway has been closed.
What’s the matter?
Transport unions across the country are protesting against the enactment of the new penal law, the Indian Judicial Code. In particular, the unions are concerned about the proposed “stringent provisions“ regarding hit-and-run cases under the new law.
Some unions have even called it a “draconian law” and have submitted a petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding withdrawal of the law.