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Maruti Suzuki says suspends production in north India amid protests
February 21, 2016 / 3:34 AM / 2 years ago

Maruti Suzuki says suspends production in north India amid protests

TOKYO (Reuters) - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MRTI.NS), India’s biggest carmaker by sales, said it had suspended operations at its northern auto plants after protests disrupted the supply of some components.

A man stands on the roof of Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, in Haryana August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

In a statement posted on its website, Maruti Suzuki said it had stopped manufacturing at the Manesar and Gurgaon plants on Saturday. The factories produce a combined 5,000 vehicles daily.

The automaker said it was trying to find other parts suppliers not affected by the protests, adding it would resume normal operations when the supply is restored. It did not specify a date.

Five people have so far died in protests in Haryana, the BBC reported on Sunday, as demonstrators from the Jat community rallied against the caste quota system, which they say limits their access to government jobs.

Editing by Miral Fahmy

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