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ADDED RESPONSIBILITY: Parents give schoolchildren a ride back home as private van operators go on strike in New Delhi on Monday in protest against a High Court ruling.
ADDED RESPONSIBILITY: Parents give schoolchildren a ride back home as private van operators go on strike in New Delhi on Monday in protest against a High Court ruling.

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