Japan has appreciated the initiatives taken by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda after the recent violence in the Maruti plant at Manesar.
Japanese ambassador Akitaka Saiki conveyed this after his meeting with Hooda at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday, a press release said. Hooda recently wrote a letter to the ambassador in which he mentioned the steps taken by the state government. The CM also wrote of his commitment to maintain industrial harmony in the state. Akitaka thanked Hooda for taking such steps.
Hooda said the safety of the entire Japanese community was the state's duty and it had taken many effective measures in this regard. He said a battalion comprising 550 police personnel and officers had been stationed at Manesar to ensure safety of one and all and the state government would also provide personal security if needed.
He added that the state government had taken serious note of the untoward incident, which, he said, was the only one in Haryana so far. The ambassador said the Japanese embassy was "very appreciative of the measures so far taken by the state government", the release added.