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12 February 2017
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Rasila Raju OP, a software professional, was brutally murdered inside the Infosys office in Pune a week before. The incident has once again brought to public attention the sad state of women's safety in the information technology and BPO sector. The practice of forcing employees including women to work late nights and weekends is widespread, even when it is possible to give them options to work from home. Often, this is forced upon employees in spite of growing safety and health concerns raised by them. The corporate Human Resources departments, which are supposed to ensure fair working conditions, rather resort to reminding the employees of their contractual obligations made at the time of hiring, the interpretation of which stands for unlimited working hours without any overtime pay. Many of these facilities operate in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) where the enforcement of labor laws is scant.

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DYFI Central Executive committee condemns the attempt by Central Govt and PMO for attempting to suppress the news of death of senior Kerala parliamentarian E. Ahamed. Shri. hamed’s family had earlier alleged that they were not allowed to meet the ailing politician and were also not intimated about any medical developments. Narendra Modi government deliberately kept the news of Ahamed's death under wraps to ensure the Union Budget was presented as scheduled on February 1.

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The Central Executive Committee of Democratic Youth Federation of India strongly condemns the signing of the Logistic Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) between India and US. Under this agreement the US airforce and navy can use Indian naval and air bases for logistics support. Logistic services would include supplies of food, water, accommodation, transportation, petroleum, oils, lubricants, clothing, communication services, medical services, storage services, training services, spare parts and components, repair and maintenance services, calibration services and port services.

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The Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Youth Federation of India expresses its deep sorrow in the death of hundreds of people in the heavy rain and flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu. Thousands who are displaced are lost their home, clothes, and all other earnings and are not in access to food.

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