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India angers unions with eased rules for firing employees

Industry says reform package will stimulate investment and create more jobs

A labor strike in New Delhi in January. The Indian government last month passed three key bills that aim to make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India's new labor laws have split the country down partisan lines with academics and union leaders condemning the changes as a weakening of the rights and protections afforded to workers, while industry welcomes the changes as long overdue.

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