Saturday, 8 August, 2020

NHRC asks Govt to probe into 6 Nepali migrants' death in Kuwait


By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Feb. 14: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to find out fact about Kuwait mishap where six Nepali labourers died after being buried under the gravel and sand on Wednesday.  

Issuing a press statement here on Friday, the national rights watchdog has asked the government to make an arrangement of security system to ensure human rights of migrant workers.

For this the government should come up with the sustainable action plan and policy, the statement reads.

Six Nepali laborers died and two other sustained injuries during the mishap on Wednesday.

According to the NHRC, it has already sent letter to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Labour, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security to find out the detail of the incident.

Likewise, the commission has also asked the government to make an arrangement of the free and effective treatment of the injured workers and provide required compensation.

The commission has also asked the government make a special arrangement to ensure cultural rights of foreign workers.

The Embassy of Nepal in Kuwait has already confirmed the death of six Nepali nations, while four have been identified so far.

As per the embassy, the four have been identified as Ek Bahadur Gaha of Palpa, Ganga Ram Chaudhary of Siraha, Basanta Gurung of Taplejung and Shyam Narayan Chaudhary of Dang.

Dharmendra Kumar Shah and Manorath Mandal sustained injuries during the mishap.

According to the embassy, they were on duty under Al Mutalaa City Project of Universal Leaders and General Contracting Co.

How do you feel after reading this news?