ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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DHANBAD-Dogs of Corruption

Dogs of Corruption Arun Sinha IT is heartening to find managements of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) point, ing it finger for the violence these days at the mafia', instead of at self-respecting workers. For nearly a decade after the government take-over, BCCI, had seen danger only in 'violent trade unionism', signifying the action of workers calling wildcat strikes at the collieries and occasionally beating up an officer. The picture of the violent miner at the throat of the officer was deliberately painted to make a scapegoat of the workers' Meanwhile, of course, miners continued to die in small accidents and major disasters, due to the inhuman carelessness of officers; they continued to live like pigs in old barracks and drink water from and taking bath in dark-green cesspools; hundreds of them continued as domestic servants of the officers while drawing .salaries from the BCCL; thousands of them continued losing their jobs which managers sold overnight to hribe-giverf; they continued paying a sizeable part, and in many cases even all, of their monthly earnings without a word to the mafia col' "ections; for years they went on witnessing the quick transfers of each and every Bihar government officer who sympathised with them, who tried to release them from mafia terror, and who. before being packed off, did not forget to denounce the BCCL for its contribution, to the mafia presence.

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