The Gulf: Cleaning up construction3 min read . Updated: 10 Jun 2016, 05:24 AM IST
BHRRC's new initiative, Migrant Workers in Gulf Construction, is an interactive platform that aims to track construction firms on their performance and action related to workers' rights
The visit to Qatar in early June by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, especially his publicized meal with Indian migrant workers in the West Asian nation long beset by accusations of labour abuse, was a welcome step. It was good to see an Indian prime minister mix energy cooperation with Qatar and an invitation for Qatari investment in India with a display of solidarity with Indian workers, a sort of we-are-looking-out-for-you message. India’s workers have been as abused here as many others from South Asia—certainly Nepal—and South-east Asia.
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