The High Court today sought a list of Bangladeshi migrant workers who died or got injured while constructing hotels and stadiums in Qatar between 2010 and 2022 in preparation for the last year's FIFA World Cup.
In response to a writ petition, the court asked the ministries of foreign affairs and expatriates' welfare and oversees employment to prepare the list including the names of Bangladeshi migrant workers who were involved in constitution works in Qatar and to submit the list before this court.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to give adequate compensation to the families of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The HC bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Ahmed Sohel issued the order and rule following the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Masood R Sobhan.
He submitted the petition in December last year saying that at least 450 Bangladeshi migrant workers reportedly died while constructing hotels and stadiums in Qatar between 2010 and 2022 in preparation for the world cup.
In the petition, he said the migrant workers from Bangladesh were treated inhumanely in Qatar.
Sobhan told The Daily Star that he annexed reports published by BBC and CNN on the deaths and injuries of migrant workers in Qatar from 2010 and 2022 in the writ petition.