By Shahid Jamil Kashmiri
In present cruel material era economy prevails over humanity. Every day we listen that America, Europe, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Asian rich and advanced countries are chocking the livelihood of poor or compromising-manpower terminating their services only on material considerations.
These rich countries leadership have had forgotten just in single stroke the sacrifices of the poor labour force or high-tech manpower how they continued working in scorching 50 degree sun burning heat or nearing zero degree freezing points. These economically drained or socially down-trodden workers compromised their own below the belt living in these countries used to remit nominal amounts just for providing bread & butter to their families back homes.
They contributed their biggest share in erecting 50 to 100 stories buildings, bridges, tunnels, roads net work, laying electric wires, engaged in factories, off shore points of work and toiled hard against meagre remunerations. Are these poor labour not Creator’s creature?, are they inhuman?, shall their destiny ever be trampled? and shall their nerves continue to be crushed? despite the fact many such workers laid down their lives on-risky-duties.
CoronaVirus or any other epidemic just cause havoc and these rich states enjoying natural treasures, hidden under ground, failed in bearing even 3 to 6 months turmoil at once started laying-off their staff forcing them packing home-words without any considerations of schools stages of their children and other commitments. Such thinking is barbaric and is inviting divine wrath as the only option remains with the poor to desperately look skywards seeking divine help.
Last but not Least the governments of richer states ought to act humanely and return sacrifices of the manpower by granting reasonable financial packages or providing other opportunities & options to the shaky work-force for continuity of their humble life style demonstrating humanity prevails over material thoughts.