Raasta roko

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A rasta roko protest in Maharashtra

Raasta roko (Hindi: "obstruct the road") is a form of protest commonly practised in India.[1] It usually involves large number of people preventing vehicular traffic from using a busy thoroughfare. Pedestrian traffic is not targeted.

Rail roko is similar blocking of a railway.[2]

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  1. ^ K. Bhushan; G. Katyal (1 January 2003). Attack on Akshardham: temple terror. A.P.H. Pub. Corp. ISBN 978-81-7648-446-6. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Immanuel Ness; Dario Azzellini (5 July 2011). Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present. Haymarket Books. pp. 360–. ISBN 978-1-60846-119-6. Retrieved 28 September 2012.