India's largest trade union association has called for the immediate release of all imprisoned Belarusian trade union leaders and activists
Chandra Shekar, General Secretary of the AP/Telangana State Branch of INTUC, has sent an appeal to the Belarussian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions.
In the appeal the general secretary stands in solidarity with the imprisoned trade union leaders of Belarus who have been convicted by the Lukashenko’s regime
On behalf of the INTUC he demands the immediate release of Fedynich Gennady and all other trade unionists in Belarus.
In addition, the Indian trade unions demand the cancellation of the statement of the KGB that the REP trade union is an "extremist" organization. Indian trade unions believe that the Belarusian government and pro-government trade unions have no place in the International Labor Organization.
The Indian trade union leader called on other trade union associations to support these demands and provide solidarity support to the Belarusian trade union REP. Thirty democratic trade union leaders and activists are currently imprisoned or awaiting trial.
The union organisation in India represents nearly 34 million workers and is one of the largest national trade union associations not only in the International Trade Union Confederation but also in the world.