Lens view: Indian Youth Congress protest against the price hike of petroleum products

Retail inflation increased to a three-month high of 4.91 per cent in November, mainly due to an uptick in food prices, according to government data released on Monday.

Lens view: Indian Youth Congress protest against the price hike of petroleum products
Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) sit on police barricades as they shout slogans during a protest against the price hike of fuel in New Delhi on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. Photographs and Video by: Rajeev Bhatt

On Dec 14, 2021, The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) protested outside Shastri Bhawan, against inflation of petrol, diesel and cooking gas in New Delhi and the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs from the Rajya Sabha.

Retail inflation increased to a three-month high of 4.91 per cent in Nov., mainly due to an uptick in food prices, according to government data released on Monday.

An activist lifting an empty gas cylinder while protesting against the central government while protesting against the price hike.

A comparative protest of two regimes, former Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi was made by carrying placards and displaying the price tags of cooking gas cylinders costing US$ 5.5 in 2014 (During the governance of Congress party) and US$10.8 in 2021 (During the governance of Bharatiya Janata Party).

Indian youth Congress activists protesting against the price hike of petroleum products in New Delhi on Dec. 14, 2021.