Bangladeshi migrant rights activists, trade union leaders and civil society organizers on Wednesday formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital city of Dhaka and demanded protection of the rights of the country’s migrant workers at home and abroad.
Speaking at the human chain, the rights activists also demanded protection of migrant Rayhan Kabir who was arrested in Malaysia recently for his interview with a foreign media.
The leaders condemned the arrest and also demanded immediate release of the detained migrant upholding with his dignity.
The activists also demanded ending all sorts of discrimination against the migrant workers
Bangladesh Nari Sramik Kendra and Bangladesh Labour Rights Forum jointly organized the human chain. Almost all of the migrant rights campaigners in Bangladesh joined the human chain.
Organizers claimed that the representatives from 64 organizations joined the human chain and demanded protections of migrant workers.
Noted trade unionist Abul Hossain, also chairman of Bangladesh Labour Rights Forum, conducted the human chain.
BNSK executive director Sumaiy Islam, IID chief executive Syeed Ahamed and OKUP program manager Supriya Shahnewaz among others led the human chain.
Later, a group of activists led by Sumaiya Islam submitted a memorendum to the ministry of foreign affairs.