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BSNL Employees all over India expressed their strong protest against the government decision to increase FDI in Telecom from 74% to 100% and in Defence from 26% to 49% (case to case basis in the latter), by wearing badges and organising lunch hour demonstration.

The decision of the UPA government to increase the FDI in these two sectors is full of security risk. Telecom is the second line of defence and naturally if 100% FDI is allowed, not only all the Indian companies will be taken over by the foreign MNCs, but the entire system of security will be under threat.

If the government continues with mortgaging the communications system to the MNCs, further struggle will erupt.