Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Campaign to save tea labourers from huger deaths

The Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has started an online petition calling on the authorities in India to save the tea workers of Assam who are dying due to hunger, malnutrition and lack medical attention and care.

Bacause, according to the BHRPC, it is very shocking that the enforced conditions of starvation and famine and resultant tragedy of hunger deaths of the tea workers of Assam still persists with its all menacing ugliness. Labourers of tea estates in this North East Indian state known worldwide for tea production are dying one after another due to malnutrition and lack of proper health care.

So far 15 workers of a particular tea garden in South Assam died and several others are counting their days, according to the information available with the BHRPC. (Read more here) or support the tea workers and sign the petition here.

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