After five days the Indian Government Employees called off their strike for a higher wages, July 16.
After five days the Indian Government Employees called off their strike for a higher wages, July 16. During the strike period only about 20 per cent of the 2,200,000 central Government workers responded to the strike call - outlawed by the Government.
About 15,000 strikers have been arrested for taking part in demonstrations and in some cases resorting to violence and sabotage. In New Delhi the postal and railway services have operated as normal. Only Bombay and Calcutta, were seriously effected, in the first two days.
The employees' representatives unconditionally withdrew their demands after a series of talks between Asoke Mehta, chairman of the Praja Socialist Party, and Government Ministers including Premier Nehru. Mehta travelled to the capital from Bombay in the hope that he could settle the dispute.
Most of the strikers under arrest will be leniently punished except for those guilty of more serious crimes during the walk-out.