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Social Injustice

Social Injustice

Postby MUNIM PURKAR » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:26 am

Behind all of Dubai’s unnatural growth, there has historically been an undercurrent of social injustice, widely captured by the foreign press and Human Rights Watch. There are many nuances of this discrimination and abuse across all parts of the carefully striated social pyramid, but for the purposes of this article, I will focus on the construction workers. Dubai’s famous luxury malls, the world’s tallest building, and man-made islands are a direct result of the sweat and toil of migrant workers, mostly from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. However, they are routinely excluded from the upscale malls that they build, or from traveling in the “Gold Class” cars on the Dubai Metro.

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