After the district court’s verdict, over 300 workers from various workers’ associations met at Kamla Nehru Park on Friday amid heavy police deployment and decided to boycott their lunch on March 16 at their factories in Gurgaon, Manesar and Bawal.
Workers said the move is aimed at expressing solidarity with Maruti Suzuki workers accused in the case.
Workers union from four Maruti Suzuki factories of Gurgaon and Manesar, and 30 other companies met at the park to discuss further plan of action in the matter. The workers’ unions had earlier threatened to protest if the verdict was against their colleagues.
The district court convicted 31 workers of violence and rioting at Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar five year ago. As many as 117 workers were acquitted .
The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on March 17 and workers’ unions decided that they will decide their next move based on the verdict.
“Workers in all factories from Gurgaon to Bawal will boycott their lunch on March 16 as a sign of protest. None of the union members will celebrate Holi. Another meeting will be conducted on March 17 after the court session to determine further course of action,” Kushi Ram, provisional working committee, Maruti Suzuki Workers’ Union, said.