Thursday, June 05, 2008

Naxalites enter Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior Affairs has received information that extreme leftist group members called Naxalites have entered Gulf countries, including Kuwait. This group is considered one of the most dangerous groups in the Indian Subcontinent and it has been waging a violent struggle against landlords and other rich people on behalf of landless laborers, reports Al-Rai daily. In a security report, the ministry said the group decided to enter Gulf countries, which are their enemy No 2 after India, due to high capitalism and alleged inhuman treatment meted out to Asian menial laborers in the region. The ministry suspects that the recent protests by menial laborers in different parts of the Gulf could have been part of Naxal activities, “as the protestors even attacked embassies of their countries.”

The ministry said some of the protestors were Bangladeshi expatriates who protested when their companies failed to pay their wages and added that this sector of people were involved in the highest number of violent crimes in the country. These menial workers mostly work at cleaning companies or as shepherds and farmers. The ministry stressed that securitymen will double their surveillance and inspections at locations frequented by menial laborers. “The huge increase in marginal Bangladeshi expatriates has caused many troubles to citizens and many developed countries like US and UK too are suffering due to unwanted laborers in their countries,” it noted.

A large number of these marginal menial laborers are staying in the country illegally and mostly meet in Abdullah Port, Sabhan Industrial Area, Amghara Scrap and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh areas. The ministry expressed concern that these people may form groups and gangs and can spread crime and fear in the country and “some of these groups communicate with international organizations and give misleading information in an attempt to demand their rights.”
Corruption and failure to stop residence permit trading are the major causes of this problem, stated the ministry in the report.

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