Kuwait deports over 100 Bangladeshi workers

July 31st, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 31 (Xinhua) Over 100 Bangladeshi workers, who were deported by Kuwait over allegations of instigating labour unrest, have arrived here, a newspaper report said Thursday. Several hundred others who have been put in jail for staging demonstrations in the Gulf country might also be deported soon, The Daily Star reported.

Kuwaiti police have so far arrested about 1,000 workers for staging demonstrations. About 300 of them will be released, the Bangladesh foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Thousands of workers had been on strike in Kuwait since last Thursday protesting low wages, bad working conditions and exploitations.

The Kuwaiti law enforcers resisted the demonstrators to avoid violence, the ministry said.

Over 200,000 Bangladeshis are working and living in Kuwait.

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