Kin of 44 Nepalese arrested in India approach Nepal's NHRC

The relatives of the Nepalese labourers who were all in Himachal Pradesh said they were innocent.

Published: 21st April 2017 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2017 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KATHMANDU: The relatives of 44 Nepalese migrant workers, who were arrested in India for staging a protest against their employer, have asked the government to take steps to secure their release.     

Submitting an application to National Human Rights Commission Chairman Anup Raj Sharma in Mahendranagar on Wednesday, they said that the Nepalese labourers who were all in Himachal Pradesh were innocent.   

"Nepal Government should take the initiative for their immediate release," said Dhana Bhandari whose husband was arrested along with 44 other Nepalis, employed by a hydropower company, for staging a protest demanding salary hike.     

Bhandari claimed the Indian authorities have already released the Indian workers who were also arrested along with the Nepalese in the same case.   

"The Indian authorities have barred us from making any kind of contact with our relatives," she informed.

NHRC Chairman Sharma has assured them that he will look into the matter and take necessary steps.

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