Let them burn!
July 23, 2012 @ 00:00 am
The appalling incident that took place at the Manesar plant, of the Maruti Suzuki brand of automobiles, was not dissimilar to the violence that a Ram Gopal Verma film would portray. Divulging the events, scene by scene would be a good way of letting you p
Try to imagine the insides of a factory, probably not architecturally appealing but studded with the rawest equipment that functions with thundering resonance. It is four ‘o’ clock, indicating the end of one shift, but the ones that are to be relieved have been asked to stay back.
Soon a multitude of workers gather; as reports indicate, there were 2500 workers who amassed, on the premises. Still, they choose to segregate in case the officials get suspicious. Not much time has elapsed; the workers have taken siege of the entire plant. The officials have been caged but they are unaware of the circle of violence that is about to close in upon them until a trolley full of, lathi wielding, workers emerges.
What followed was a barbaric release of pent up frustration, the remnants of which were the charred body of Awanish Kumar Dev, the HR GM, and over 100 other, severely bruised, officials.
As of now, 91 employees have been arrested and taken to Bhondsi jail but there are many more that have to be fished out by the police. The police are still assessing the total damage to the property, but it has been confirmed that the office facilities have been reduced to ash; the main gate, security office and fire safety section, included.
The violence was orchestrated but the causes have been dimmed from the purview of the public. We cannot conclude without wondering what was the catalyst to the arson and was it the fault of the authorities for fanning the flames, till they were out of control. Unfortunately, this AAG was a hit.
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