Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK on Monday called for a special session of the Puducherry territorial assembly to discuss the "deteriorating" law and order in the Union Territory and also the labour unrest that broke out in Yanam in which two persons were killed.
Secretary of the Puducherry unit of AIADMK, A Anbalagan, MLA, told reporters that law and order was "deteriorating" in the union territory.
Besides the labour unrest in Yanam, an enclave of the Union Territory in Andhra Pradesh, there was also police firing and "all these issues could be discussed for an effective action only on the floor of the House," he said.
Anbalagan also described as "illegal" the lockout declared by the management of the Yanam unit of Regency Ceramics Private Limited, whose workers went on the rampage on Jan 27 after a trade union leader MS Murali Mohan was allegedly
killed in police action outside the factory.
A senior company official, vice-president (Operations and Management) of Regency Ceramics KC Chandrasekhar, was also killed in the unrest. The workers had been on an agitation since January 2 demanding regularisation of senior contract labourers.
Anbalagan, who visited Yanam along with his party`s delegation headed by him, said they held discussions last week with all sections of the workers and also with police and administrative officials in the region.
He said they had collected all relevant details and evidences with respect to the incident and also on the "repressive measures police unleashed against the workers of the factory that day".
The finalised report would be presented to Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh to seek a judicial enquiry into the whole incident, he said.