Hundreds of south Asian highly skilled migrants was holding protest outside the UK Parliament on Wednesday (2.05.2018), fearing that they will soon lose their immigration status, net effect is that they will have to go back to their native countries—India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. The protesters were saying that they did not want to return to their home countries as they had stayed in the UK for such a long time that they were more familiar with the way of life in UK.
I have full support for their cause. I understand their fear which is quiet understandable. Having been long-used to a quality life in a developed material and social infrastructure, living back in their country of origin will be summarily difficult for them. Countries in this region, do not have democracy in the real sense of the term—if any trace of democracy exists, that is for very few elite people, vast majority do not get support from institutions. Rampant corruption like AIDS made all democratic institutions non functional. They can not live the life of dignity in the home country…
…. A family living long in Germany, on being asked what is the difference of living in Germany and India, answered that in India you always need a third person –a local dada, to get your work done, whereas in Germany the institution itself for which it is created, does the work in a normal way without any harassment. In this context watch the daily news in TV, you will get the total picture. One news very current now in Bengali channels , is that rotten meats from carcasses of dead animals from the Kolkata dumping ground, are regularly collected by unscrupulous people, then stored in deep freeze at -40 degrees, and then secretly supplied to restaurants, hotels of Kolkata and outside, which common unsuspecting people have been consuming and damaging their health irreparably. This is done on a regular basis, has turned into a lucrative industry. This might be the hidden reason why stomach/ colon cancer is prevalent in Kolkata. So far doctors had no clue why it is so in Kolkata.
Some more examples. One of my neighbor being threatened by his violent neighbor, fear for his security. He being a senior citizen, complained to local police station, asking for his protection, but local police does nothing. He lives in constant fear for life. Further, it is a matter of routine that political parties violently fight among themselves making huge bloodshed, before each “democratic elections”. These are only a few examples to cite that the quality and dignity of life we live here, back home in India.
TAKING ALL THESE FACTORS INTO ACCOUNT, MY HEART IS WITH THE EMIGRANTS WHO IS PROTESTING TO MAINTAIN THEIR IMMIGRANT STATUS IN UK. THIS WILL STOP THEIR DEPORTATION TO COUNTRIES OF THEIR ORIGIN.