People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 43

October 25, 2009



CPI(M) Condemns Murderous Attack on Gurgaon Workers



The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Haryana state committee issued the following statement on October 20.


THE CPI(M) has strongly condemned the murderous attack by the goonda elements hired by the Ricoh management at Gurgaon in which one worker died and several others were seriously injured. In a press note, Party state secretary, Inderjit Singh has held the unholy nexus of labour department, the police and management totally responsible for the incident and such a nexus, he alleged , was operating due to state government�s open bias towards defaulting managements.     


The party has blamed that pre planned violent attack on agitating workers dharna launched from inside the factory was not only in the knowledge of the police but was with its tacit approval. It has further accused the state government of systematically doing away with all labour laws and trade union rights.


While lending its total support to joint protest by trade unions and other organisations CPI(M) has demanded the government to give up its anti worker attitude and ensure immediate arrest of culprits and conspirators, adequate compensation to the aggrieved family of the deceased  worker Ajit Yadav and those injured, settlement of issues of the agitating workers and an end to police repression.