20 Nepali migrant workers languishing in Indian jail

KANCHANPUR: More than 20 Nepali migrant workers from Kanchanpur have been languishing in a jail in Himachal Pradesh of India for the past seven months.

The Nepalis include Nain Singh Saud, Bahadur Singh Bhandari, Nar Bahadur Saud, Rana Bahadur Saud, Tula Saud, Nare Saud, Tikendra Saud, Jaidev Dhungal, Ramesh Saud, Ganesh Chand, Gopal Saud and Bhim Saud among others.

The Nepalis, working for the Special Hydro Power Patel Company, were sent to jail by the company administration accusing them of affiliation with a trade union.

A relative of one of the Nepalis there, Karna Bahadur Saud, said they were incarcerated for attempting to hold a strike demanding a hike in salary.