The strike of the pilots of Air India was withdrawn on July 3, 2012, following the intervention of the Delhi High Court.
This strike was called by the Indian Pilots’ Guild when the Central Government officers in charge of Air India went back on their promises on 7th May. It lasted for almost two full months. The 440 youthful pilots who were on strike revealed great determination and resolve to fight for their rights in the face of organised slander propagated by the corporate media and the Central Government.
While the residents of Delhi are being asked to pay exorbitant rates, they are at the same time the victims of massive and unscheduled power cuts. Thousands of members of working families have flocked the streets in many localities, protesting against the unbearable heat and power cuts resulting in sleepless nights. People are so angry that they have even blocked major highways.