Hyderabad: The State general secretary of the All India Forward Bloc, Mr L Muralidhar Deshpande has said that about 20,000 migrated labour from our State have been leading a miserable life in Bahrain owing to the emergency imposed there on account of the political turmoil. Hence, he demanded the State government to pressurise the Centre to ensure their safe return here.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Mr Deshpande said that both the Centre and the State governments should impress upon the Bahrainian authorities as well as the embassy officials to ensure that all the migrated labour from the State get their legitimate incentives and arrears. Lashing out at the State government, he said that though the neighbouring Kerala was making all special efforts to ensure the well-being and safe return of its labour, our State government was not doing anything for the safety of the migrated labour from the State as well as their families. He also demanded the State government to send a special committee to Bahrain to assess the state of our migrated labour.
Referring to the case of “Nass-ss- Abdullah Ahmed”, a Bahrainian company on which the Indian government imposed a ban on account of its illegitimate acts, Mr Deshpande said that inspite of it, some 128 labour from our State got employed by this company in 2009 due to the compromising efforts by that company with our government. Now our labour employed by that company have been facing severe hardships as they have not paid salaries over the last two years. He demanded that the State government make all possible efforts to ensure their safe return.
The president of Migrated Rights Council, Mr Narayana Swamy, the State incharge of the All India Forward Block, Mr Vaddemani Srinivas and convenor of the Praja Udyamala Sangeebhava Committee, Ms Hemalatha, were also present. (NSS)