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FIAN withdraws allegations against Tatas

May 04, 2009 17:17 IST
International human rights organisation FIAN has withdrawn all the allegations concerning the Tata group after these were challenged by the Indian conglomerate.

FIAN's September 2008 report titled 'Governments, Corporations and Human Rights in India - The house of Tata' contained a number of allegations concerning the Tata Group.

In an apology posted on its website FIAN said: "These allegations have been challenged by the Tata Group and FIAN formally withdraws all such allegations relating to the Tata Group."

FIAN further said that it apologises unreservedly to the Tata group for publishing the allegations in the report and for any damage which the Tata Group has suffered as a result of the publications of the report.

The report had documented three recent cases of Tata's industrial expansion-- one car factory and two steel plants -- in three states of Central and Eastern India, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal.

"FIAN has withdrawn the said report from publication and has undertaken not to repeat the offending allegations. All parties to whom the report was distributed or by whom it was downloaded are requested to remove from their own publications the report and any allegations defamatory of Tata Group derived from it," FIAN said.

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