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For Big Business

The editorial “Desperate for Justice” (EPW, 25 May 2013) reveals the infringement and violation of human rights of the workers of Maruti’s Manesar plant. The police and administration are acting at the behest of the Maruti company’s management and in any case, this government is working mostly in the interests of multinationals and foreign powers.

Sometimes, I doubt that we are living in a sovereign state. Your editorial rightly says “It has been clear from the early days of the workers’ struggle that the Congress-led Haryana government and the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre are determined to do everything to assuage big business ‘sentiments’, even if it requires the small matter of denying thousands of Indian citizens their fundamental rights.” The government must take suitable action to ensure justice to the employees of the Maruti plant. The welfare of citizens is more important than any narrow business interest.

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