Mumbai Mill workers demand housing

25,000 mill workers marched to Mantralaya in Mumbai on January 17, 2011 to demand housing for 2.5 lakh mill workers. Workers, organized by the Girni Kaamgar Sangharsh Samiti, assembled from various districts in Azad Maidan for the rally.

25,000 mill workers marched to Mantralaya in Mumbai on January 17, 2011 to demand housing for 2.5 lakh mill workers. Workers, organized by the Girni Kaamgar Sangharsh Samiti, assembled from various districts in Azad Maidan for the rally. After prolonged struggle by workers, the Maharashtra government had been forced to accept that when mills were shut down and developed as commercial property, a portion of the land had to be used to ensure homes for the former workers or their families. However despite repeated promises, this has not been implemented.

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