19 Bihari labourers return from Libya to their homes
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 23:44
  
Patna: As many as 19 Bihari labourers trapped in strife-torn Libya on Tuesday returned to the state capital here and were received by the state Labour minister Janardhan Singh Sigriwal.

Sigriwal and the Labour department officials sent the labourers by vehicles to their respective homes across the state.

The Labour minister said that the state government will make arrangements for rehabilitation of the Bihari labourers returning from Libya.

On learning from these labourers that about 200 more Bihari labourers were still trapped in Libya, Sigriwal said that the state government has decided to approach the External Affairs ministry to make arrangement to evacuate the remaining labourers.

The Labour minister also came to know about the plight of the Bihari labourers during their stay in Libya. The labourers alleged that they were tortured and underfed by their employers.

The Labour minister said that he has directed the labour department officials to explore legal avenues for prosecution of the agents under relevant provisions of the law for forcing the Bihari labourers to undergo inhuman treatment at the hands of their employers in the African country.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 23:44


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