Violent Protests Erupt At iPhone 12 Factory In Karnataka; Employees Are Not Happy (But Why?)
As per confirmed reports coming in, violent protests have erupted at a major iPhone factory in Karnataka.
This is bad sign for PM Modi’s Make in India campaign, and for the branding image of Apple, and all phone manufacturers in India.
What exactly has happened here?
Violent Protests Erupt At iPhone Factory
As per several videos shared on Twitter, and verified by Times of India, we have come to know that violent protests have erupted at iPhone factory at Narsapura, Karnataka.
This is a factory owned and managed by Wistron Corp, which are based out of Taiwan, and one of the biggest iPhone manufacturers, besides Foxconn.
As per the reports, iPhone 12 is being manufactured in this factory, and there was intense speculations that the price of iPhones will drop in India, once this factory starts delivering the handsets.
But this sudden violence is not a good sign.
What Is The Matter Here?
We are awaiting official confirmation, but as per the Times of India tweet, the violent protests have erupted because of payment issues.
It seems that the employees working at the iPhone factory are not happy with the payments received, and they protested.
Soon, this protest turned violent.
Karnataka: #Violence at iPhone production plant run by Taiwan-based #Wistron Corp at Narasapura (in Kolar district) near #Bengaluru.— TOI Bengaluru (@TOIBengaluru) December 12, 2020
Employees allege they have not been paid properly. pic.twitter.com/GKbeFeyRKc
In the video, we can see glasses shattered, and doors/windows broken.
In another video, we can see broken equipments for manufacturing phones, overturned vehicles and more.
#Violence at #iPhone production plant run by #Taiwan-based #Wistron Corp at Narasapura (in Kolar district) near #Bengaluru. Employees allege they have not been paid properly. #India #Karnataka@TOIBengaluru @WFRising @tinucherian @anshul_dhamija @madhavchanchani @thimmayap pic.twitter.com/cwy99G5ACZ— Rakesh Prakash (@rakeshprakash1) December 12, 2020
We hope that Apple and Wistron Corp are able to resolve the issues, and make the employees satisfied with the payments.
This is a developing story, and we will keep you updated, as more details come in.