A month ago, the Guardian revealed that more than 400 Nepalese transient laborers had as of now passed on at building locales. In the vicinity of 2010 and 2012 more than 700 laborers from India lost their lives dealing with development destinations in Qatar, as well. A report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) says that if conditions don’t show signs of improvement, when the World Cup commences, no less than 4,000 vagrant specialists will have kicked the bucket at work.
For correlation, 25 development laborers kicked the bucket amid the arrangements for Sochi. Just six specialists have kicked the bucket amid development for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil that begins this mid year. Just eleven men kicked the bucket amid the development of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s. By all measures, the demise tally in Qatar is outrageous.
Robert Booth at the Guardian explains why Qatar is so unusual:
Workers described forced labor in 50C (122F) heat, employers who retain salaries for several months and passports, making it impossible for them to leave and being denied free drinking water. The investigation found sickness is endemic among workers living in overcrowded and insanitary conditions and hunger has been reported. Thirty Nepalese construction workers took refuge in the their country’s embassy and subsequently left the country, after they claimed they received no pay.
As per the ITUC, there are now 1.2 million vagrant laborers in Qatar, and around a million more will presumably fill the nation to help with development. These are basically slaves, Sharan Burrow from the ITUC told Booth. “FIFA needs to send an exceptionally solid and clear message to Qatar that it won’t enable the World Cup to be conveyed on the back of an arrangement of present day bondage that is the truth for a huge number of vagrant specialists there today,” she said.
At the point when given the consequences of the Guardian examination, a representative from Qatar told Booth: “The wellbeing, security, prosperity and poise of each laborer that adds to organizing the 2022 FIFA World Cup is absolutely critical to our panel and we are focused on guaranteeing that the occasion fills in as an impetus toward making manageability enhancements to the lives of all specialists in Qatar.”