Kerala CM requests Centre to ensure safety of Indians in Qatar

Of around 6.5 lakh Indians in Qatar, around 3 lakh are from Kerala.

Published: 06th June 2017 03:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 03:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to urgently intervene to ensure the safety of Indians working in Qatar in the wake of the unrest in West Asia. 

Of around 6.5 lakh Indians in Qatar, around 3 lakh are from Kerala. Considering the gravity of the issue, the Union Government should immediately intervene to address the concerns of Indians. 

Necessary instructions should be given to the Indian Embassy in Doha, the CM has requested.  

The CM got in touch with the Centre in the wake of recent developments, including four Arab nations cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. 

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