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Liberalisation has led to dilution of labour laws, says Seetharam

Director T.N. Seetharam speaking at a seminar in Mysore on Friday.— Photo: M.A. Sriram

Director T.N. Seetharam speaking at a seminar in Mysore on Friday.— Photo: M.A. Sriram  

The 13th Working Women’s Convention organised by the LIC Employees Association, Mysore Division, was held in the city on Friday and teleserial director T.N. Seetharam opined that concept of globalisation and liberalisation had destroyed the essence of struggle in society.

Mr. Seetharam said consumerism had become the order of the day and the pursuit of materialism had diluted all forms of progressive struggles. There was a “shining India” and a “suffering India” as a result of the economic policies of the government while liberalisation has led to dilution of labour laws in favour of investors, he said.

He spoke about Ram Manohar Lohia and said it was sad that the Parliament was yet to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill to provide 33 per cent quota for women in all sectors, and added that the Bill was being stalled by politicians.

H.R. Gayatri, co-convenor, Southern Division of the Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee; N. Vijaya Kumar, president of the Mysore division of the LIC Employees’ Association; S.S. Nagesh, general secretary of the association were present.

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