Updates: Nyay Sangharsh Rally – Vishal Jansabha (Mass Gathering), Jantar Mantar, Delhi

September 28, 2016

Update received on October 1:

Friend/Comrade

We are to inform you that in the Tapukara (in Alwar district, Rajasthan) plant of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Pvt. Ltd., a leading two-wheeler maker in the world, a worker was beaten up and was held back in the company for forced overtime on 16 February 2016. When all the workers came to know about it, they demanded an enquiry and action on the accused engineer. In the meantime, the company management called the bouncers who aggressively attacked the workers. Soon the police came and had a brutal lathi charge on the workers. Many workers had grievous injury. Farcically, workers were slapped serious charges under section 307, 395 etc of IPC and were put behind the bar. Around 3000 contract workers and 200 permanent workers were thrown out of their job.

For the last 7 months, we, the Honda workers, are struggling relentlessly. Till date we were denied permission by the police-administration-court to have even a peaceful demonstration anywhere near the industrial belt and we were not allowed for any kind of sit-in protest in any place in between Gurgaon and Jaipur. On 19 February, around 5000 workers had a rally from Tau Devilal Park, Gurgaon to the Honda head office, and started sit in demonstration there. Within a day the workers were forced to leave by the police under the pretext of section 144. After that the workers tried to have peaceful demonstrations in Tapukara, Alwar, Dharuhera, Jaipur but could not advance because of severe repression by the police-administration. The workers sought justice from the Rajasthan and Haryana government, but there was no response.

In this situation, the Honda workers have decided to intensify the struggle. The have started an indefinite hunger strike from 19 September 2016 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding that all workers be taken back, all the false criminal cases be withdrawn immediately and all trade union rights are ensured. The health situation of the hunger strikers are deteriorating, but their zeal for struggle is inspiring, all of us!

To intensify the struggle in the entire Gurgaon-Manesar-Dharuhera-Bawal-Bhiwadi-Tapukara-Neemrana industrial belt, a 5-day “Nyay Sangharsh Rally” has started from Dharuhera on 28 September 2016 on the occasion of birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Sing ji, and is to culminate to Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 2nd October. Already different unions across the industrial belt like Maruti Manesar, Honda Manesar, Maruti Gurgaon, Suzuki Bike, Maruti Powertrain, Rico, Omaxe, FCC, Munjal Showa, Daikin, Bellsonica, Napino Auto, Ahresty, Autofit, Sunbeam and many others have supported the struggle and the rally and have organized solidarity meetings at different points and have arranged night shelters, food and other arrangements.

We appeal to you/your organization to stand by us whole heartedly in our struggle and reach Jantar Mantar on 2nd October morning!

With revolutionary greetings
Naresh Mehta (President)
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter 2f  Kamgaar samooh
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, Tapukara, Alwar, Rajasthan
Mob. 7073819078, 8295197447

Invitation for

NYAY SANGHARSH RALLY, 28 Sept-2nd Oct and
JANSABHA 2 OCTOBER, 11 AM, JANTAR MANTAR

Friends\Comrades,                                                                         

As you know, the struggle of the Honda workers, Tapukara have been going on since February this year. Since 19th September 2016, we have been sitting in Jantar Mantar, with 5 of our workers on an indefinite hunger strike since then. Many organizations and unions have come to show solidarity and have contributed to our struggle.

Tomorrow, 28th September, on the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary, we embark on a new phase of struggle, by starting a rally from Dharuhera which will culminate in a public gathering in Jantar Mantar on 2nd October, 2016. The padyatra will cover the industrial areas of Dharuhera- Manesar- Gurgaon and reach Delhi thereafter. We hope to take our struggle to workers, unions and common people in these areas as a mark of solidarity to all struggling workers and unions in the belt.

All 3000 suspended and terminated workers be taken back!
All the false criminal cases be withdrawn immediately!

We hope you\your organisation will join us in solidarity and walk the spirit of this rally and the mass gathering at Jantar Mantar.

Join
NYAY SANGHARSH RALLY
Dharuhera-Manesar-Gurgaon-Delhi
28 September – 2October
We will assemble in front of Hero MotoCorp Company gate at Dharuhera at 11 AM tomorrow on 28th September 2016.
Join
Mass Gathering
11 am, 2nd October
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Revolutionary Greetings,
Naresh Mehta (President)
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter 2f  Kamgaar Union
Tapukara, Alwar, Rajasthan
Mob. 7073819078, 8295197447