Jamboori Maidan – Nuisance and bother of expatriates in Republic Square
I went out for a walk today evening and usual place I go, but avoid on Friday is Jamboori Maidan as it’s too crowded there. This is a place where many expatriate workers come and sit on Friday evenings, the only day they are free from their work. The majority of people who sit there are Bangladeshi and we see some Indians, Nepalis, etc.
Today I saw some camps going on with banners of free HIV screening, general health check ups, stalls of Indian High commission, etc. I really did not understand what was going on, but there was a huge crowd like usual Fridays.
Cultural Food and Health Festival – Some entertainment programs going on
Nepal Association in Maldives
The Indian High Commission Stall –
Very much crowded – Good Response
Free HIV Screening – What if somebody is found positive ? Deport if it’s an expatriate
General Health check ups – Something worth for the expats
I was trying to find out what was going on going through local news website, and I came across this news Council discusses “nuisance and bother” of expatriates in Republic Square which shows the mentality of the council members who do not care for the expats working here. I read some comments mostly from the Maldivians who were also very much upset on such insulting attitude.
Do these idiots in the council think of our foreign laborers as bonded slaves?
Why can’t they congregate in a public place just like anyone else – that too on just one day of the week that they get off from hard labour?
This is, simply put, absolutely contemptible racism and discrimination by the bunch of fools in the Male City council.
As a Maldivian who’s lived in India for several years, I can state that I have never been treated with such disrespect or disdain at any point by their people.
I hope the Bangladeshi/Indian high commissions steps in at this point to stop the humiliation of their people by these imbeciles with nothing better to do than harass innocents.
Hope these authorities understand what they are talking and respect the expatriates and their countries.