Modi urges PM to take urgent steps to check attack on Indian workers, including Gujaratis, in Congo
Ahmedabad, 11 May 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has in a letter today urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to take urgent effective steps to check inhuman on Indian workers, including Gujaratis, in Angola Congo by private sector industrialists and policemen.
According to the details available, around 40 youngsters from Gujarat are trapped at the Sumbe Cement Plant located 40 Kms away from Sumbe City in Angola, Africa. Chennai based company ETA Star International L.L.C Company had lured these 40 youths to Angola with the promise of high salaries. The workers of the Cement plant were on a strike as they had not been given salaries since six months. Following the strike, the police fired bullets on the workers and beat them up. While some of the workers were put in jail, others have taken shelter in the forests. Satishbhai Marfat, the Baroda based agent of ETA Star International had sent youths from Gujarat to Africa.
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