Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | ePaper

1000 BD workers still at deportation camp

175 more return home from KSA

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
Some 175 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  on Sunday night  amid a crackdown on undocumented workers there.
A flight of Saudi Airlines SV-804 carrying the workers landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 11:07pm, said Shariful Hasan, Programme Head of Brac Migration Programme.
Earlier,  a total 109 BD female migrants, residing in a shelter home in Saudi Arabia, returned to Bangladesh on August 27.
The workers who returned home said hundreds of workers are being arrested by the Saudi government every day as over 1000 Bangladeshis are now there at Riyadh Deportation Camp.
The returnees, including Alim, Manir Hossain of Tangail and Zubair of Narsingdi, alleged that they were sent back home despite having their valid documents.
They also claimed to have experienced various forms of abuse by employers
The Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia did not take any measures in this regard, they alleged.
The Saudi authorities have arrested around 38 lakh foreigners as it continues its crackdown on labour and residency violators, according to a report of Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Saudi Arabia has been detaining people for residential, labour and border security regulations since November 2017.
A total of 3,790,173 people have been arrested, including over 29.5 lakh for residency violations, 583,602 for breaking labour laws and 247,220 for flouting border regulations, the report said.
The report also stated that 940,100 expatriates have been deported to their respective countries since November 2017.

More News For this Category

Plunderers must be hauled up and way for change must be found out

Bangladesh Power Development Board has submitted a proposal for bulk power price hike to the Energy Regulatory Commission to offset its huge deficit that would stand at Tk 8,608

2.25km now visible as 15th span installed

2.25km now visible as 15th span installed

Staff Reporter :A total of 2.25 kilometres of Padma Bridge is now visible after its 15th span was installed at the Jajira point of Shariatpur district on Tuesday.This span, weighted

 Abrar called out of his room as per Monir's direction

Abrar called out of his room as per Monir's direction

Staff Reporter :SM Nasmus Sadat, one of the accused in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case, has confessed to a magistrate that he and

Biplob's brother in-law missing!

Biplob's brother in-law missing!

The brother-in-law of Biplob Chandra Baidya Shuvo, whose Facebook account was hacked to spread religious slur triggering deadly clashes in Bhola, has reportedly gone missing.Bidhan Majumder, 35, the husband of

Seven to die for killing woman after rape

Staff Reporter :A district tribunal on Tuesday sentenced seven people to death for killing a woman after rape in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat district in 2016.Joypurhat Women and Child Repression

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

AFP, Ottawa :Prime minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government.Television projections as of

Papon sees conspiracy

Sports Reporter :President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan Papon said, " We need to find out the conspirators." The BCB boss disclosed his opinion after the cricketers of

JCD showdown on DU

Staff Reporter :Two days after assault by the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Madhu's Canteen, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and workers entered Dhaka University campus and paraded the roads

Menon skips 14-party alliance meeting

Staff Reporter :Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon, who said that people could not vote in 11th parliamentary polls, skipped the meeting of 14-party alliance. The meeting was held at

42 fishermen including 2 cops jailed for catching, carrying hilsa

Staff Reporter :Catching of mother hilsa fish is still going on despite the government's 22-day ban on netting any ilish across the country.At least 42 fishermen were arrested in connection