Letter To the Editor
Leaving the country alive and returning dead
Recently we are witnessing the violence against Bangladeshi domestic workers in KSA. It is a common phenomenon and we have been hearing such news for long. But how long we have to tolerate? It is now unbearable. Often, these simple workers are lured by middlemen who take advantage of their situation. Once in the Middle East, they become prisoners and today the scenario has not changed much. They are now tortured to unimaginable extents. The ones who are lucky enough to return alive, bear the scars of their awful experiences. Regarding the demised, the Saudi authorities mostly "certify" the cause of death as "suicide" or "stroke". This is not at all justified.
Our government must take immediate steps to stop the suffering of our people in foreign countries.
It is clearly evident that the embassies are not taking strict measures. I personally think, we should simply not send our people to those countries where their safety cannot be guaranteed. And we need to find the middlemen or brokers in this business. These brokers are always out of our reach. Therefore we need to find them and give them exemplary punishment.