Kamal Nath says Cerlikon incident as variance from Indian culture

September 24th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath here today said that the violence at the Greater Noida-based MNC Cerlikon Graziano Transmissions India Pvt. Ltd., is unfortunate and completely at variance from the Indian culture and tradition of peace.
In the statement, Nath said that in our society, labour unrest has abundant legal forms of expression as also the pursuance of grievances
This terrible incident is very unfortunate and we strongly condemn it. The legal course will be followed and all culprits brought to book, he added.
He said that this stray tragic occurrence would not be allowed to mar Indias position as an investment-friendly destination where our states compete with each other to be investor-friendly.
Sacked employees of the car-parts maker Graziano Transmissioni on Monday attacked Chief Executive Officer Lalit Kishore Chaudhary at the companys office in Greater Noida, when discussions over a long-running labour dispute turned violent.
About 200 former employees were present inside the office premises when the incident occured.
The assailants were dismissed two months back for some reasons. They have been protesting against their dismissal since then. (ANI)

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