By  on December 19, 2012

In a day-long strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday, processions of the left-leaning parties went through the city demanding less cronyism in politics, with one of the main topics being the arrest and punishment of the owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd. following a report submitted to the government on Monday.

More than 111 workers were killed in a fire at the factory on Nov. 24. Tazreen Fashions manufactured garments for several global companies at the time, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Li & Fung and German mass-retailer C&A.

The report has given greater credibility to demands from many political groups that the owner of Tazreen Fashions, Delowar Hossain, be brought to justice. “This is unpardonable negligence and the owner is primarily responsible for the deaths of so many workers,” said Main Uddin Khandaker, the chief of the investigation committee.


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