The Haryana unit of the CPI (M) on Sunday condemned the summary dismissal of over 500 workers of the Manesar-based Maruti plant.
CPI (M) Secretary Inderjit Singh told The Hindu that “such highhandedness and dictatorial conduct of the Maruti management had been mainly responsible for the July 18 happenings in the plant”.
Criticising the “continued reign of terror let loose jointly by the management and by the Haryana Police against the workers and their family members”, he said that the arrest of some “innocent” workers who were returning from the Rohtak-based Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) office on Saturday by the Gurgaon police was condemnable.
Mr. Inderjit Singh said: “It is astonishing that the same Haryana Police which was reportedly shielding a person like ex-Minister Gopal Kanda accused of a serious crime had displayed extra interest in making indiscriminate arrests of more than 60 workers without any credible inquiry.”
“We demand that the Haryana Government intervene immediately in getting the dismissal orders withdrawn, stopping police repression and reopening the plant by taking all workers on duty,” he added.