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Government to evacuate Indian workers from Saudi Arabia

Many Jobless Workers In Saudi Arabia Have Been Living In Inhuman Conditions In Labour Camps, Following Which The Evacuation Decision Has Been Taken.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 01 Aug 2016, 12:25:46 PM
Many jobless workers in Saudi Arabia have been living in inhuman conditions in labour camps

New Delhi:

The government is planning to evacuate a large number of Indian workers, who are jobless following widespread layoffs in Saudi Arabia. India is “arranging exit visas for jobless workers,” a senior official source has told a leading national daily. 

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Retired) VK Singh will be traveling to Saudi Arabia soon to “bring back”, the source added.
According to the source, the exact number of Indians who will be brought back is not clear.

However, according to the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, groups of Indian officials working in various labour camps have collected the details of 2,500 Indians as a first step toward “crisis management”. After the information about an evacuation, more Indians are willing to return home. 

A meeting was held between Ambassador of India Ahmad Javed and Deputy Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al-Salem on Sunday.

Many jobless workers in Saudi Arabia have been living in inhuman conditions in labour camps, following which the evacuation decision has been taken.

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First Published : 01 Aug 2016, 07:57:00 AM

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