Maruti Suzuki life sentences will not stop workers

On Saturday, 13 workers from the Maruti Suzuki factory were sentenced to life imprisonment by the District Court of Gurugram, in Haryana state. This follows on from the previous ruling that had found an additional 18 workers guilty of a variety of charges following incidents in 2012. These sentences are clearly political in nature and intended to intimidate workers and stop them from organising in the huge industrial belts of Gurgaon and Manesar. Nevertheless, there have been many acts of solidarity already by other workers, including from workers as far away as Tamil Nadu. The fight to release the Maruti Suzuki workers will be supported by workers globally and major solidarity actions are planned to start this coming week.

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