Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has said that it had raised the matter of the ‘slave labour-like’ condition of Indian workers in Qatar with the other country’s government and trade union delegates. The Sangh said it had talked about the issue and also condemned the Kaafla system during the 110th International Labour Conference being held in Geneva.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Sangh has issued a statement, demanding action from the Qatar government in regard to the deplorable condition of Indian workers in the country. The statement said that the Kaafla system was the worst as it allowed the workers’ passports to be seized. This action renders workers helpless and they cant protest even if they are struggling with bad living conditions, overtime work, or even sexual abuse. Workers are also forced to work in fields that are not their forte.
The BMS further said that since 2014, more than 1,611 Indian migrants had died in Qatar, but getting their bodies back was very difficult.
The statement on June 11, demanded that Qatar looked into the matter as soon as possible and take action to rectify the situation.
BMS’ comes after Qatar, who won the bid to host FIFA World Cup 2022, in May assured to protect and promote the rights of thousands of Indian labourers working there.