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Police baton charge a bystander at a market area in Gurgaon where agitating workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, joined by their families, clashed with police for the second day today even as the state government ordered a judicial inquiry into yesterday's incident. Pitched battles were fought between the protesters and police, who fired rubber bullets, lobbed teargas shells and used batons to disperse the violent crowd that indulged in stone pelting and arson near the government hospital where injured workers are admitted. The protesters, alleging that hundreds of their colleagues had gone "missing" from government hospitals and others were not being given proper treatment, attempted to manhandle Deputy Commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, shattered windshields of police vehicles and pelted stones.

AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

Monday 25 JulyAround 1,000 workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd, demanding reinstatement of their 50 suspended and four dismissed colleagues, fought pitched battles with the police on the streets of Gurgaon leaving scores of people injured, some of them seriously. Police brutally lathi-charged the workers after a clash took place between them outside the mini-Secretariat where the employees had gathered for talks with the district authorities following their blockade of the national highway leading to Delhi. The workers hurled stones and bricks at the police and also set ablaze some vehicles, including one belonging to the police. While the injured were taken to various hospitals in the area, hundreds of workers were detained by the police. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said an "unbiased" inquiry would be conducted into the incidents and culprits will be punished.

AP Photo/Y. Kumar

Tuesday 26 JulyStill shots do not bring out the sheer brutality of the police that the television cameras captured and replayed incessantly on Monday, July 25, numbing and outraging the nation. The picture on top shows the police baton charging a bystander at a market area in Gurgaon where agitating workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, joined by their families, clashed with police for the second consecutive day even as the state government ordered a judicial inquiry into Monday's brutal police lathicharge. The protesters, alleging that hundreds of their colleagues had gone "missing" and others were not being given proper treatment, manhandled Deputy Commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, shattered windshields of police vehicles and pelted stones. The employees and the Honda management have now reached a deal under which the company would reinstate 54 workers, including the four who were dismissed.

AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

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