Bihar Laborers Trapped In Tajikistan
PATNA, (IANS) – Several laborers from Bihar’s Siwan and other districts said that they are trapped in Tajikistan and requested the Indian government to rescue them.
The laborers went to Tajikistan on a contract to work and alleged that the company has extended the work period from 11 hours to 14 hours but is not giving money for the overtime.
As per the contract with an Indian placement company named Pari Enterprises and Tajikistan-based company TGM, the work period is 11 hours, but the company forcibly asks them to work 14 hours, the laborers said. Moreover, they only offered boiled rice, and potatoes to eat and contaminated water to drink.
The family members of the laborers in Siwan district said that many of them fell ill and are not physically and mentally fit for work.
Besides Bihar, dozens of laborers from other states are also trapped in Tajikistan, they said.