27-04-2018
Migrant rights need of the hour: Activists

newsimageMFA demanded the right to vote for migrant workers. Being the country to send the highest number of migrants to different countries, it should build a coalition of the sending countries in order to safeguard the rights of millions of migrants. With the making of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in progress, Migrant Rights Activists have demanded that India play an active role at a global level. Being the country to send the highest number of migrants to different countries, it should build a coalition of the sending countries in order to safeguard the rights of millions of migrants. Though India is the highest remittance receiver in the world and was the third highest migrant hosting country in 2017, it has been very casual in its engagement on international migration at the global level, feel migrant activists. Speaking at the South Indian Consultation on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) organised in the city by Migrants Forum in Asia (MFA), the activists pressed for a need to include international labour standards in the pact and especially the fundamental principles and rights of migrant workers at their workplaces.