Chicago: Indian Americans Forum conducted webinar meeting on plight of migrant workers, presented the concern of humanitarian crisis of migrant workers during COVID pandemic and offered solutions to the government of India.
Speakers in the meeting included prominent activist from India Teesta Setalvad who reiterated the grave concern for migrant workers and the issues which they are faced with due to ill planned lockdown without proper planning on part of government, labour laws, Bonded labour laws and human rights were violated in the light of some state government not allowing the migrant workers to go back to their families.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Valiullah Khadri student leader from AISF lamented the government inept policies and neglect for the welfare of the migrant workers and demanded the government of India to immediately issue compensation package.
Prominent amongst the speakers were Dr Mohammed Jameel representing Indian Americans forum who also spoke and highlighted the measures to be still taken by the government to ensure right to work and right to food guaranteed in this distressing times.
Members present in the meeting were Ramakrishna Jalla, Ayesha Jamil, Raju Rajgopal from Hindus for Human rights, Dr Rehan from international society for peace and justice and NRIs all across USA.