CITU condemns the barbaric murder of Afrazul

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) condemns the barbaric murder of an innocent migrant worker Afrazul, from Malda district of West Bengal, in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan on 6 December by axing and burning alive; and videographing and uploading the episode in social media as an act of bravery against the purported love jihad'. The killing of innocent minorities, to foment communal hatred and division, has repeatedly been taking place in the country, more so in Rajasthan, since BJP came to power at the Centre. The Rajasthan State government is guilty of ignoring Supreme Court's order, on protecting the innocents against such attacks and appointing nodal police officers in all districts. Instead, police in Rajasthan is busy in cover up exercise of such attacks. Another vital issue involved in the gruesome murder of  Afrazul is about protection of safety, rights and livelihood of migrant workers, both inside and outside the country, which have become important issues of the trade union movement at national, international levelS and in ILO. CITU demands of Rajasthan government to immediately arrest the culprits, involved in the murder of the migrant worker   Afrazul and in the hate propaganda through social media; adequate compensation to the bereaved family; implementation of Apex Court's order against such attacks and measures to protect all migrant workers in the State.

Tapan Sen
General Secretary

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