MNCs doing unethical business, disrespecting laws: SJM
In the wake of the Maggi row, RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Sunday targeted MNCs, including those from China, charging them with doing “unethical” business in India and “disrespecting” its laws to make profit, and demanded stern action against them.
It also sought a thorough probe into all food products sold in India by Chinese companies. The Manch said foreign multi-national corporations were “disrespecting the country’s laws and indulging in unethical practices with the sole objective of making profits” and demanded <g data-gr-id="23">formulation</g> of strict safety and quality standards for their food products. It also accused Swiss <g data-gr-id="21">multi-national</g> Nestle, the makers of Maggi, of engaging in “inhumane” business practices and “playing with lives of people” after its instant noodles <g data-gr-id="22">was</g> found <g data-gr-id="24">flouting</g> food safety norms.
“Swadesh Jagran Manch demands that strict safety norms and standards be fixed for all foreign companies in the business of food products and drinks. We clearly feel that foreign companies are disrespecting the country’s standards and are indulging in unethical business practices,” Manch national co-convener Ashwani Mahajan said. He cited the example of Bhopal gas tragedy where owners and officials of the multi-national company responsible for the incident got away without being arrested. “Running away from its responsibility after the Bhopal Gas tragedy, making a mockery of the law and leaving the victims at the mercy of God reflects the character of these MNCs. “We congratulate the states which registered cases against the company (Nestle) and urge them that the guilty should not be allowed to go <g data-gr-id="29">scot free</g> this time,” he said.
The Manch, he said, wanted a thorough probe into the food products sold in India by Chinese companies which were aggressively marketing their wares. Mahajan alleged that foreign MNCs were vying with each other to capture the nearly Rs 2.5 lakh crore Indian food and drinks market while “playing” with the health of the people.
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