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JACRU draws Shah’s attention on closed paper mills

By The Assam Tribune


Silchar, April 8: The Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) in yet another memorandum has urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to revive the closed paper mills at Cachar and Nagaon under Hindustan Paper Corporation. (HPC)

Manabendra Chakraborty, president of JACRU said, “The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi had committed to revive the closed mills on March 27 2016, before the 2016 Assembly elections in Assam. And on April 4 this year, just before the third phase of election, the Union Home Minister also repeated the commitment.

However, unfortunately the commitments turned to falsehood as the Government at the Centre and in the State did nothing in last five years. On the contrary, 83 workers of both paper mills in the state were forced to attain premature deaths under imposed and compelling circumstances created by the Government concerned and thus the citizens feel they are betrayed.”

The JACRU leader informed that two video clips of the speech given by the Prime Minister with regard to the mills were also sent along with the memorandum.
Also, in a video release, Chakraborty said, “If the Government fails to respond to the demands, people of the state will give a befitting reply in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.”

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