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India's factory law plans questioned

Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

Indian manufacturers have welcomed plans for revamped factory laws, which will give employers more freedom to take on casual work.

However, some social activists have questioned why laws intended to protect workers' rights need to be revised.

In addition, questions remain as to whether the legal changes could lead to civil strife.

The BBC's Shilpa Kannan examines the debate.