Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday asked the Centre to take up the matter concerning the arrest of Indian workers in Kuwait with the government there, and said all those responsible for perpetrating atrocities should be brought to justice.
Family members of some Indian workers who are in jail in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek the government`s intervention in securing their release from the Middle-Eastern country.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajwould be meeting again with the Family members of stranded Indian workers in Iraq who are likely to hold a protest in New Delhi on Monday, June 30 to mount pressure on the Centre for safe return of their wards to their homes.
Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India.
With an aim of addressing problems faced by Indian workers in Gulf countries, the government has taken measures and as a result complaints of exploitation have come down significantly, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Wednesday.
A JD(U) MP on Saturday demanded central government`s intervention for the release of 40 Indian workers, who have been put behind bars in Saudi Arabia allegedly for protesting against the death of a youth while working in a private construction company there.
Nearly 200 Indians in Saudi Arabia, who had accused two Bangladeshi labour-recruiting agents of duping them, were allegedly beaten up by the duo after they complained about their situation to Indian officials.
In a bid to allay India`s concerns over the controversial `Nitaqat` labour law, Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Saturday said "procedures" were being taken in the "best interest of Indian workers".