Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A small taste of the effects of globalization

I happened browse the TV yesterday to see the shocking scenes of the police beating workers of Honda factory in Haryana. It was appalling. It is quite understandable that when there is a riot, people on both sides tend to get riled up and escalate matters into an uncontrollable situation. This is probably what happened yesterday. But.
Yes there is a BUT. The police must be trained and should be better equipped to deal with such circumstances than to brutally assault workers demanding their rights.

GURGAON: A protest by workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) seeking higher wages and re-employment of suspended employees snowballed into a major confrontation here on Monday with the police brutally assaulting them. Hundreds of protesters and some police personnel were injured, many of them critically.

- from The Hindu: Police savage striking Haryana workers

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