India: Workers protest against unfair life imprisonment verdict for Maruti Suzuki workers
"Gurugram-Manesar union workers protest against verdict", 19 March 2018
A large number of workers owing allegiance to different unions in the Gurugram-Manesar industrial belt held a meeting...in protest against the court’s March 18, 2017, verdict. The judgment sentenced 13 Maruti Suzuki workers to life imprisonment in a case pertaining to violence at the automobile company’s Manesar plant, in which a senior manager was killed and several executives injured. The workers also submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind through the Gurugram Deputy Commissioner, seeking his intervention in the matter and to ensure the immediate release of the convicted workers...
In the memorandum...the unions demand that workers who were dismissed in the wake of the violence be reinstated. It says that 12 of those convicted were office-bearers of the then union and the punishment was aimed at teaching a lesson to the entire fraternity.The memorandum also talks about how workers die daily due to inadequate safety measures in factories but industrialists are never convicted.