No shooting will be conducted today in Mumbai following a strike by FWICE. Read on to know the details!
A strike has been called by the members of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) due to the detainment of five members from the federation, Kamlesh Pandey, Dilip Pithva, Zahid Sheikh, Feroz Khan Raja and Sudhakar Sharma. The detainment reportedly was conducted unlawfully which has angered the members of the federation. The members claim that a fake assault case was filed against them by the registrar of Trade Unions, at the BKC police office.The FWICE also claimed that the one solely responsible for the incident, Gangeshwarlal Shrivastav, was let lose without any thorough inquiry. As a result, the members from the federation have called for an indefinite strike and have also resorted to support from other bodies which are concerned in the matter. A leading entertainment portal spoke to Sanjay Singh, a member of the f Allied Mazdoor Union who confirmed the news stating, "Yes, we are on an indefinite strike from today in response to the call given by FWICE which is the mother body of all other unions. This strike has been called to protest the wrongdoings of the Registrar of the Trade Union in collusion with Gangeshwar Shrivastav."
Talking further about the malpractices followed by him, Sanjay said,"Gangeshwar along with Deepak Shrivastav, Ambi Shrivastav, Rakesh, Lal Bahadur Jaiswal, Mangal Yadav were expelled by the Federation (FWICE) for indulging in goondaism, hafta vasooli, illegally stalling shoots and many other similar activities. The federation expelled them, dissolved their committee and announced new election dates on 23rd January. Gangeshwar tried his best to stop the election and even moved the courts but nothing worked. Elections happened and I won the post of general secretary, Prem Singh Thakur became the Chairman, Abdul Ghani, senior vice chairman.”
Sanjay further revealed that Dilip Pithva of FWICE was threatened by Gangeshwar." Two days earlier when Dilip Pithva, general secretary of FWICE went to the trade union office where he was threatened with dire consequences by Gangeshwar. So when we attended the hearing today in relation to that at the registrar’s office, Ganesghwar forced his way into the registrar’s office and threatened again by saying that if we say anything more, he will bring in 100 more goondas. Now FIR has been registered in BKC police station against Gangeshwar. Our men who were detained were Dilip Pithva, President of FWICE, Kamlesh Pandey, Dilip Pithva, Zahid Sheikh, Feroz Khan Raja and Sudhakar Sharma. Thankfully, they have been released for the moment and Kamlesh bhai told me that Aamir saab (Aamir Khan) had put in a word with the CP (commissioner of police). We are holding a strike today and all bodies will be meeting to discuss the further cause of action." he informed.
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