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Indians without proper documents in UAE getting help

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 23:44

New Delhi: India is coordinating with its embassy in the UAE to help in the return of non-resident Indians who are without valid documents, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told parliament Thursday.

In his reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Ravi said: "The Indian mission has taken measures to facilitate issue/update of travel documents and to expedite completion of exit formalities for illegal Indian residents who want to avail amnesty announced by the UAE authorities."

In reply to another question, he said that India receives complaints about non-payment of salaries, long working hours, inadequate living conditions and physical harassment among other things from Indian workers "from time to time".

In this year so far, the highest number of complaints has been received from Kuwait 3,228, followed by Qatar (3,087), Saudi Arabia (2,547), Oman (2,183), Bahrain (812) and Abu Dhabi, UAE (491).


First Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 23:44
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