After caste wars, gender wars, regional wars and religious wars, one can now add the return of class warfare to the overflowing Indian cup of social tensions.
Manesar is a warning. We need to be prepared for more class war – unless India’s corporations become more sensitive to worker angst and provide them a ladder to meet their aspirations. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost
In the land of a “million mutinies”, the violence at Maruti’s Manesar plant exhibits all the symptoms of class conflict. Even though attempts have been made to suggest that a casteist remark by a supervisor might have triggered the violence, this can only be a proximate excuse for the violence. All reports, in fact, suggest that the attack on supervisors and management staff was pre-planned, with workers stockpiling car parts to be used as weapons well in advance. Read more
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