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Kuwait launches e-platform in 5 Languages to Educate Migrant Workers

The e-platform consists of a website and an application for mobiles that work mainly to address the ill-treatment suffered by the migrant workers, provide them legal support as well as to monitor and document the abuses they are subjected to

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  • The education would be done through cartoons and pictures as well as direct inquiry through the e-platform or hotline
  • Its languages will be Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino and Urdu
  • It will have information on organisations and embassies that accept workers’ complaints and the procedures and type of assistance provided by them

Kuwait, June 15, 2017: Kuwait has launched an electronic platform in five languages including Hindi and Urdu to educate migrant workers on their legal rights, the Arab Times reported on Wednesday.

Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced that the education would be done through cartoons and pictures as well as direct inquiry through the e-platform or hotline.

The e-platform consists of a website and an application for mobiles that work mainly to address the ill-treatment suffered by the migrant workers, provide them legal support as well as to monitor and document the abuses they are subjected to.

Its languages will be Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino and Urdu, the daily said.

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“The site … stores information and data and protects the confidentiality of the users. It also provides lawyers the task of responding to all of the workers’ inquiries and complaints.”

The platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait on the rights guaranteed by the local laws and international covenants and treaties as well as to provide legal advice in a language appropriate to them, the report said.

It will have information on organisations and embassies that accept workers’ complaints and the procedures and type of assistance provided by them.

“The project aims at alleviating the violations suffered by migrant workers resulting mainly from the lack of awareness of their rights, especially domestic workers,” the daily said. (IANS)

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“Special” Passports For Diplomats: Kuwait, India Agree on Exemption Of Entry Visas

According to official figures, Indians at nearly 700,000 make up for the largest expat community in Kuwait.

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It also authorises the holders of such passports to extend their stay after the expiry of the period after the approval of the competent authorities in accordance with the legal provisions in force. Pixabay

An agreement signed by the governments of Kuwait and India on mutual exemption of entry visa for diplomatic, official and “special” passports has been implemented from February 19, diplomatic sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here.

The Al-Anba daily quoted the sources as saying on Wednesday that the agreement was signed between the governments on October 31, 2018.

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“Special” passports has been implemented from February 19, diplomatic sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here. Pixabay

Citizens of both countries who hold the passports will be allowed to enter, exit or transit through the international ports without a visa and enter the territory of the other party without obtaining a visa and residence for up to 60 days, the Arab Times reports.

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It also authorises the holders of such passports to extend their stay after the expiry of the period after the approval of the competent authorities in accordance with the legal provisions in force, provided that the passports are valid for a period not less than six months from the date of entry into the territory of either party.According to official figures, Indians at nearly 700,000 make up for the largest expat community in Kuwait. (IANS)