[Reader-list] Workers protest outside Haryana police station

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Thu Jan 16 03:05:22 CST 2014

Workers protest outside Haryana police station

IANS  |  Gurgaon

January 14, 2014 Last Updated at 21:44 IST

Thousands of workers along with several trade union leaders Tuesday evening
protested outside the Manesar police station in Haryana after alleged
company goons attacked agitating workers of Munjal Kiriu Monday evening.

Showing solidarity with the striking workers at Munjal Kiriu factory in
sector 4 of IMT Manesar, workers from several other outfits joined the

Following their demand, an FIR was registered against three company
officials including CEO K.S. Sharwan, AGM (HR) Bhupinder Yadav and HR
(manager) Praveen Kumar for the attack on the agitating workers sitting
outside the factory gate.

The Munjal Kiriu management had suspended three workers without reason in
early December. Later, 52 other workers, demanding the suspension of the
three workers be cancelled, were also suspended.

"Workers were agitating peacefully to roll back the suspension for the past
nearly one month. Around 7.30 p.m. Monday, goons attacked them injuring
nearly one dozen agitators," Anil Kumar, a union leader, told IANS.

"We demand the suspended workers be taken back and the goons arrested
immediately," he said.

Earlier in the day, the workers held a meeting at Kamla Nehru Park in
Gurgaon to discuss their course of action.

However, instead of giving a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, the
workers decided to protest outside the Manesar police station as the attack
occurred in the presence of police.

Some of the injured workers were admitted to the government-run civil
hospital and later shifted to private hospitals.

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