December 4, 2019
Ahamed Hassan asks a Question on violence against migrant labourers
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that violence against migrant labourers has increased in the last three years;
(b) if so, the details of migrant labourers of West Bengal affected in other parts of the country in the last three years;
(c) whether Government has taken any step to ensure the safety of migrant labourers within the country; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
Sir, the answer given by the Minister refers to the Inter-state Migrant Workmen Act, 1979. My first supplementary is how many business establishments are following the Inter-state Migrant Workmen Act, 1979? How many workers are benefited by this Act? Will the Minister kindly tell me the numbers?
SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION
Sir, migrant workers from many States, including Bengal, have left Jammu & Kashmir because the situation is far from normal there. My question is, approximately how many migrant workers have been affected by the abnormal situation in J&K? When will the situation in J&K be safe for the migrant workers, when even former chief ministers have been detained?