STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Indian workers in Saudi Arabia assured all help

Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao has assured expatriate Indian workers in the country\'s Eastern Province of all possible help in mitigating their problems following new immigration law.

Published: 24th April 2013 07:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2013 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao has assured expatriate Indian workers in the country's Eastern Province of all possible help in mitigating their problems following new immigration law.

In a meeting held at the Indian School in the provincial capital of Dammam Tuesday, the ambassador took first-hand information about the problems faced by members of the Indian community, the Arab News newspaper reported.

Deputy chief of mission Sibi George accompanied him.

Members of the community submitted memorandums listing their various grievances.

In one such memorandum, the Federation of Overseas Indian Organisations urged the ambassador to look into the issue of poor living conditions at the deportation centre for illegal expatriates.

Rao told the gathering the matter has already been taken up with the authorities, and that several hospitals and dispensaries were willing to provide treatment to the inmates of the centre.

The envoy also said he was ready to open a legal aid cell in the Eastern Province.

There are around 1.8 million expatriate Indians in that Gulf nation.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp