Picture by Pranab BiswasA section of labourers of the Weaverly Jute Mill at Shyamnagar on North 24-Parganas turned violent on Friday morning after “temporary suspension of work” was announced because of “ongoing financial crisis”. The mob vandalised the mill’s administrative office and set fire to two cars of mill officials to protest the suspension of work that had reportedly left “thousands jobless”. The workers said the mill authorities had suspended production on January 29 shortly after failing to pay wages. But instead, they escaped from the mill after pasting the suspension of work notice on the board today. As a result, people like us are now struggling to survive.”Local Trinamul councillor Somnath Shyam, however, alleged BJP’s hand in the violence.
Source: The Telegraph February 21, 2020 21:22 UTC