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1 Oct 2010

Sujata Gothoskar, Ashwini Sukthankar, Jasper Goss

[PDF] In Cold Blood: Death by Poison, Death by Bullets - Human Rights Violations at the Tata/Tetley-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India

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In May 2010, 25-year-old pesticide sprayer Gopal Tanti dropped dead suddenly while at work. Mr Tanti was working at a tea plantation in Assam, controlled by Tata Global Beverages (TGB, formerly Tata Tea) through their company, Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited...Mr Tanti’s death became an even greater tragedy with the killing of two workers and the serious injuring of 15...In response to requests from trade unions in Assam, the IUF sent a fact finding team with extensive experience in July 2010 to investigate. This is the report of the team, whose work was forcefully obstructed by the management of Amalgamated Plantations and Powai Tea Estate...