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LABOUR-For More Effective Mobilisation

not preclude its success in circumstances where Jharkhand groups prove themselves incapable of advancing the cause.
LABOUR For More Effective Mobilisation RECENT developments in the Bhilai- Durg area of the Madhya Pradesh seem to point to the strength of the entrenched far right forces in the country today perhaps because of the equation at the national level. Although the BJP government of the state is much more isolated than any other state government has been in the recent times over its acts of commission and omission in the Bhilai in- dustrial area, there is yet no indication at all that it is. considering, retracing its utterly reprehensible steps. Not only has it failed to respond to the cry for relief of the thousands of workers in the grip of a 19th century type of exploitation by some industrial buccaneers, not only has it not given any evidence of serious efforts to apprehend and bring to book the industrialists named as responsible for Shankar Guha Neogy's murder (indeed, one of those arrested for the crime did even succeed to escape from custody), it has, on the contrary, itself ended in shooting down 17 workers and injuring many more, when they were demonstrating for those very steps. About 50 more demonstrators are still untraced.

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