Bengaluru: After CCB police held illegal Bangladeshi immigrants residing in the city during a raid, apartment owners have now become wary of Bangladeshi labourers as well as Bengali workers.

Many apartments’ associations in the city have decided to apply the brakes on hiring Bangladeshi and Bengali labourers after the cops cracked down on illegal immigrants. The apartment owners in and around Whitefield, Marathahalli and Electronic City have requested agencies not to send Bengali workers and labourers. Moreover, they have asked the agencies to replace Bengali workers working in apartments. 

Residents in the apartments also held a meeting to decide if Bangladeshi workers should be hired.

The problem has risen as the apartment associations have confused Bengali workers with Bangladeshi workers. Bengali workers who have come from West Bengal are losing their jobs due to the confusion and their livelihoods have been majorly affected.

Agencies have now decided to check required documents such as voter ID, Aadhaar card of the Bengali workers thoroughly and collect the necessary paperwork. More than 100 families of Bengali workers have been affected and Bengali association in Bengaluru is yet to take a decision on how to aid the helpless families.

Agencies have decided to hire more workers from the North Karnataka region and not hire any Bangladeshi workers.

CCB raids on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have surely taken a toll on Bengali workers who are bearing the brunt of the crackdown on illegal Bangladeshi workers.

In recent times, Bengaluru has emerged as the top destinations for migrant workers seeking jobs in areas delivery, security, facility management and beauty services.