56 immigrants hailing from Adilabad, Nirmal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad
Fifty-six people from Telangana, who were facing problems in getting proper food and accommodation in Riyadh for the last six months, sought intervention of the Central government to repatriate them to their native places in the State.
The 56 immigrants hailing from Adilabad, Nirmal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts went to Riyadh and were working for Joannaou and Paraskevaides (Saudi Arabia) Limited Company in Riyadh.
As the company was not doing well and was facing problems, for the last six months, the management was not paying salaries to the immigrants and was also not extending their ‘Iqama’ a permit required to stay and work legally. Owing to this, the immigrants were living in fear without food and accommodation.
Telangana, Chief Secretary, S K Joshi has sent an SOS to the Embassy of India in Riyadh and Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Overseas Indian Affairs requesting to take up the issue with local company officials and extend all possible help to the immigrants.
If needed, issue exit passes and consider the financial implications, if any, from the Indian Community Welfare Fund and repatriate the immigrants from Riyadh as early as possible. Joshi requested the MEA to pursue the matter with the Embassy of India in Riyadh in the larger interest of immigrants.
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