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Ireland- Use of Torture

was simply asked to leave, without being given even the choice of rejoining as a fresh hand. Ukabhai's 'crime' had been that he was a representative of the union. During the past two years he has climbed up the stairs to the labour department countless times, waited in hope for hours in the corridors outside the labour court and el imbed down at the end heavier with disappointment. He awaits his last climb with hardly any enthusiasm, for court verdicts, even when they come and are favourable to the workman, do not necessarily mean the end of the tunnel. There are any number of workmen who have been sent back to courts on some pretext or the other.

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