A displeased group of Smart Cell recharge card “victims” took to protest and locked the office of Smart Cell. The group resorted to the action as they risk losing their money on balance cards as the telco’s fate remains at stake following the automatic revocation of its license. The group locked the gate of the operator’s office in Kumaripati, Lalitpur.
The “protesters” said that millions of their money is at risk of going to waste. They claim that Smart forced them to buy recharge cards worth lakhs when the telco was losing its operating permit. The company is accused of luring them into buying recharge cards faking potential profits when it’s about to lose its license.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Form||Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking|
|Primary Cause||Other economic issues|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands|
|Actor 1 - Youth||na|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Private company|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|