gherao

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gherao

(ɡɛˈraʊ)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in India) a form of industrial action in which workers imprison their employers on the premises until their demands are met
[from Hindi gherna to besiege]
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Putting aside its reservations about the legitimacy of the elections, PPP is taking an active part in the proceedings of the NA instead of resorting to civil disobedience, sit-ins, gheraos of the Parliament House, lock downs, resignations from NA, or hurling curses on the National Assembly.
While the culture of gheraos and protests is nothing new to campus politics in India, what sets last Tuesday's late-night horror saga apart from other such incidents is the way brute force was used to crush a primarily peaceful agitation and it was done at the behest of none other than the VC, Abhijit Chakraborty, himself.
(1974), Gheraos, Lockouts and Labor Unrest in West Bengal, Shri Ram Centre For Industrial Relations, New Delhi
On 11th September the MUEU began a relay hunger strike, and intensified their agitation with go-slow, slogan-shouting, coming to work without uniforms, a couple of gheraos. From 30lh September it started a daily tool-down strike for two hours.