ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MADHYA PRADESH-Mini-MISA against Workers

will not be tolerated. Leaders of the longer justifiable today. Such empty 1974 railway strike are ministers totalk will not fill our stomachs." Which day and the same bonus demands of still leaves us with the question, railway workers made then are no "After CITU what?" Mini-MISA against Workers AS had been feared, it was not a black- marketeer or a hoarder who was the first to be arrested under the MP Prevention of Public Disorder Ordinance promulgated on September 25. The honour went to three labour leaders of Raipur, The secretary of a labour union of the irrigation department and two of his colleagues were arrested under the Ordinance on October 2 in Datan village of Raipur district. According to the police, the action was taken following a complaint filed by an executive engineer of the irrigation department that the union leaders were "blackmailing" a sub-engineer. Police also ''disclosed" that a police party which had gone to the village to arrest the three persons, caught them collecting subscriptions from the workers. It was pay-day and it is not clear what was improper in the collection of trade union dues from workers. The three were not only arrested under the Ordinance and the always handy section 151 but also under section 420.

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