Honda India expels 3500 workers

Honda expels 3500 workers

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd on Monday expelled 3500 workers of gorgon unit, enraging worker’s union. The company took the action following a strike in its factory in Manesar in Haryana. .Union of workers protested the move of Honda board by blocking the national highway leading to Delhi; police was called to prevent the further fury of the workers.

However things took ugly turn when workers clashed with the police. Police charged with batons against the workers after a clash took place between them outside the mini-Secretariat where the employees had gathered for talks with the district authorities following their blockade of the national highway leading to Delhi. The workers hurled stones and bricks at the police and the two warring sides took turns and charged at each other on the streets.
The workers also set ablaze some vehicles, including one belonging to the police, on fire.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Jagpravesh Dahiya, Head Constable Vijender and scores of workers were injured in the skirmishes. Some of them seriously While the injured were taken to various hospitals in the area, hundreds of workers were detained by police.

Expectedly, national leaders condemned the actions of Haryana police. NDA Convener and JD (U) leader George Fernandes termed as “barbaric” the police action against the workers and said his party would raise the issue in the current session of Parliament. BJP even demanded the resignation of Haryana chief minister Bhupender Singh Hooda. AICC president Sonia Gandhi described the events as “unfortunate”.

Seeing the matter taking the political turn Haryana chief minister ordered the Magisterial inquiry after meeting the injured in police station. The probe will be conducted by Gurgaon Divisional Commissioner Avtar Singh, an official spokesman told PTI. The Chief Minister instructed that the inquiry be completed within 15 days, he said.

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