Women waiting to pour stone in a stone crusher. Asansol, India. 1st October, 2011
A protest march organised by students in Asansol took place in support of social activist Anna Hazare who is currently campaigning against corruption in government and public offices.
Normal life largely unaffected due to the general strike called to protest "anti-labour" policies of the government, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warning state government employees that absence from duty will be costly.