Around 10,000 auto-rickshaw drivers joined the stir, called by the Smart City Online Auto Association, in the State Capital, seeking action against the accused bus drivers.
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The protesting auto-rickshaw drivers claimed that they were humiliated in public by the members of the agitating Drivers’ Mahasangha for not participating in their strike yesterday.
Some of the auto-rickshaw drivers were allegedly heckled by the agitating Mahasangha members, while some others were forced to hold placards with derogatory statements written on them.
In some cases, the auto-rickshaw drivers were garlanded and insulted during yesterday’s stir, they alleged.
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Meanwhile, commuters depending on auto-rickshaws went through a harrowing time to reach their destinations.
However, the three-wheelers related to emergency services have been excluded from the ambit of the strike.