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Sort out issues of Indian workers facing hardships in Gulf: Sushma Swaraj


Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj who is also in charge of Ministry of Overseas Affairs on Monday said that a mechanism will be made in order to ameliorate the hardships for workers going to work in Gulf countries.

After her meeting with Telangana and Seemandhra MPs, Swaraj said, “As huge number of people go to work in the Middle East wherein day in and out several reports come in the newspaper which narrate about the difficulties those expats face. Some who wants to return home faces trouble returning back as his employer keeps his passport seized with him …., not only that there are several issues and hardships which people face. We get different types of complaints from their side.”

“Since, Ministry of Overseas Affairs is with me, I have started an initiative to directly talk to the MPs of those states from where large number of expats go to work in the Middle East. Therefore I  have started with Andhra and Telangana MPs as most of those expats who go to work in the Middle East are from these states,” Swaraj added.

“Out of 23 MPs, 17 were here today, and all of them gave information about what kind of treatement is meted out to Indian workers. With this we will device a mechanism so that succour could be provided to such harrassed workers. We do not want any workers from India who are working overseas to face any hardship,” Swaraj informed.