In response to the huge pressure generated by an Avaaz campaign started by an Indian citizen, the Nass Corporation of Bahrain announced that it will immediately permit more than 100 migrant Indian labourers previously trapped in Bahrain to leave the country and return home.
In addition, the company also committed to a new company policy in which workers will no longer face travel bans and Nass will refrain from continuing or instituting legal actions against workers who leave their employ prior to the completion of their contracts.
The petition, which was launched on June 28th, has been signed by over 20,000 people. It was started by Shanker Mariappan from Tamil Nadu, whose brother Pasupathi Mariappan took his own life earlier this year after being denied the ability to leave Bahrain and return home to India.
Avaaz worked closely with Pasupathi's brother Shanker in Tamil Nadu who was willing to launch a petition in his name and targeted Nass' financial interests in Scotland. ...more
03:56 PM, Jul 20, 2012