Act ruthlessly on Manesar violence: Premji

Incident is representative of the social unrest in the zone because of various issues,says Premji.

Written by Agencies | Bangalore | Published: July 24, 2012 4:59:35 pm

Strongly condemning the violence at Maruti Suzuki’s plant at Manesar in which a senior executive was killed,Wipro Chairman Azim Premji on Tuesday said the government should act “ruthlessly” against such social unrest.

“I don’t understand the details of the incident that caused the precipitation. It was pretty extreme,ruthless and very unfortunate.

“It is important that individuals and associations take up the cause and the government should act ruthlessly,” he said when asked about the Manesar violence.

Premji said government should act strongly otherwise these instances could repeat. “You have to appreciate that when growth slows down even job creation also slows and unemployed and idle people can generate social unrest,” he said.

Premji said he thought the government was taking serious view of the incident as it is going to be watched by business and trade associations.

Premji also said the issue at stake was “sensitive and represents social unrest,which is building up within the country and among the trade unions”.

“The incident at Manesar plant is representative of the social unrest in the zone because of various issues.”

Guilty in Maruti violence will be punished: Moily

Corporate affairs minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday assured action will be taken against those responsible for the recent violence at the Maruti plant in Haryana.

Terming the incident as ‘unfortunate and isolated’,he however said it has not shaken the confidence of the car-maker.

“The incident which took place at Manesar is unfortunate and isolated. The guilty will be punished. However,Maruti has said it will not shift its operations out of Haryana. This shows the confidence of the Japanese car-maker is not shaken,” Moily said on the sidelines of an event.

The violence broke out at the Manesar plant of Maruti on July 18 in which a senior HR executive of the company was killed and nearly 100 were injured.

Following this,the company declared a lock-out at the plant but said there would not be any shift of operations from Manesar to Gujarat.

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