News published in numerous around the world over the past week, describing how Qatar has abolished the extremely restrictive Kafala system, is NOT true. Read this blog post to find out why.
The plight of Nepalese migrant workers as discovered in 1998 and commented on in my radio show I used to host on Kantipur FM.
The music video of a Nepalese song featuring the interview of a migrant worker brought back memories of my trip to Janakpur with my mate Pete, a journalist for the Guardian. The video was produced by Pete and I had been involved in the interview. The reason so many Madhesis go abroad and are protesting is partly because they have very few opportunities. Hence the large migration of the Madhesis abroad.
Compassionate leave could mean so much to a population otherwise so subjugated.
The plight of a number of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar suffering from grave injustice for over a year and with very little chance of seeing justice being served!
A wrong is righted! Roshan, a Nepalese migrant worker, stuck in Qatar for 13 years, unable to leave because of a travel ban, was able to do so within about a month of initiating a small campaign to get him out.