A ministry for gulf returnees demanded

Published: 19th July 2013 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2013 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

Indian Migrants Rights and Welfare Forum (IMRWF) general secretary L Veera Gopal has demanded that the state government should set up a special ministry  for the welfare of the Gulf returnees (illegal migrants who had gone there in search of jobs and now asked to leave those countries) as has been done in Kerala.

Speaking to newsmen here on Thursday, he said that the government should also set up a corporation with a corpus fund of Rs 500 crore to aid the victims.

About 80,000 such people were seeking to return to India from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, he said and added that several of them were from Telangana districts who had gone there in search of employment.

Pointing out that the Gulf countries had given another 3 months extension of the amnesty for these illegal migrants to get back to India, he said that the state government should arrange for special flights to bring them back at the earliest.

Meanwhile, the IMRWF would conduct ‘Gulf Badhitula Garjana’ in Jagtial on August 4, involving all political parties, he said.

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