Honda Motorcycles Employees in India Clash With Police

Excessive force used by the police to stop a 1000-strong workers’ protest turned Gurgaon into a battleground today. At least 400 people — including over 350 protestors — were injured. The condition of some are serious. Unconfirmed reports say that the figure could be higher.

The dispute between the workers and the management of Honda Scooters is over action taken against 54 employees, of whom four have been dismissed and 50 suspended, said Rajpal.

The unrest has seen the company, a fully-owned subsidiary of Japan’s auto major Honda Motor Co., suffer huge losses due to production being scaled back. A company official told Reuters that production had suffered after workers decided to “go slow” from May.

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