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Saudi Arabia: Hundreds of jobless Indians starving in Kuwait

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar would be taking up the issue with the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities

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New Delhi: On Saturday, July 30, Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs, said a huge sum of Indian have been rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. General V.K Singh Minster of External Affairs will be leaving for Saudi Arabia to sort out the issue.

“Large number of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
“The employers have not paid wages, closed down their factories,” she said.

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She stated this in response to a tweet from a man who said that over 800 jobless Indians have been starving for three days in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Indians in Kuwait. Image source: kannadigaworld.com
Indians in Kuwait. Image source: kannadigaworld.com

“We have asked the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to serve you food in Jeddah,” Sushma Swaraj said.

“My colleague @Gen_VKSingh is reaching Saudi Arabia to sort out all such matters,” she stated.

She said that while the situation in Kuwait was manageable, matters were much worse in Saudi Arabia.

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Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar would be taking up the issue with the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities, she stated.

“I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food,” Sushma Swaraj said in another tweet.

“I am monitoring this on an hourly basis,” she added.

Following this, the man who had tweeted about the situation in Jeddah, again tweeted pictures of Indians queuing up for food. (IANS)

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte bans working in Kuwait

Duterte made the comments during a speech on Saturday in Singapore on the sidelines of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Efe news reported.

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Duterte made the comments during a speech on Saturday in Singapore on the sidelines of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Efe news reported.
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that a ban on Filipinos working in Kuwait will be made permanent and he urged those still working in that country to return home, state media reported on Sunday.

Duterte made the comments during a speech on Saturday in Singapore on the sidelines of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Efe news reported.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that a ban on Filipinos working in Kuwait will be made permanent and he urged those still working in that country to return home, state media reported on Sunday.
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“Those who are there in Kuwait… I now appeal for your sense of patriotism. Come home,” Duterte said.

Duterte in February issued a temporary ban on sending additional workers to Kuwait pending an investigation into the murder of a 29-year-old Filipino house worker, whose body was found in the freezer of her employers. They have been sentenced to death for the murder.

The case sparked outrage in the Philippines and has triggered a diplomatic crisis as thousands of domestic workers left the Gulf nation.

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The Philippine Ambassador in Kuwait, Renato Villa, has also been recalled.

The two nations are due to sign a MoU on the protection of overseas Filipino workers in June. (IANS)

 

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