Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia
Dubai: Eleven Indian workers, who were duped by a construction firm in Saudi Arabia, have been stranded in Riyadh, with their cases pending in labour courts for over a year.
Officials dealing with the case said today that a total of 23 Indian workers were affected in the matter, out of which the cases of 12 have been resolved.
Saudi Arabia has repatriated 12 of the 23 workers and efforts are being made to expedite the case and send the remaining Indians home, an official said.
"The complaint was filed in a labour court earlier last year and was brought to the notice of Indian embassy (Riyadh) in June last year," he said.
The cases are being pursued by labour court and the remaining Indians are also likely to be sent home soon.
"This matter has been going on for 2-3 years", the official said.
The company has been persuaded to pay and release Indians as soon as possible, the official said.
He said the exit visa can only be arranged by the sponsor unless it is a case that needs deportation hence the process has to be allowed to take its course.
"One must understand that there are other Indians working in the same company and their interests are also to be safeguarded," he said.
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