Indians Stranded In Gulf Countries Plead For Help
People are continuously pleading with all missions in the UAE and the Twitter handle of the Indian Embassy that they should be sent back home. While some people have run out of money to buy food, others are making requests for medical treatment. One person has written that his father is stuck in Dubai for the past 28 days and his 92-year-old grandfather is alone in India. One man, after tagging the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, is appealing for the dead body of a family member to be brought home. According to him, despite a man named Arshad expiring in Saudi Arabia a month ago, his dead body has not yet been brought back to India. Meanwhile, Gulf News, a popular media group in the Gulf nations, has asked in its report why India has left its citizens in the UAE on their own. More or less the same situation prevails in Saudi Arabia as well, where lakhs of Indian citizens are residing because of employment opportunities. One person has tweeted that several pregnant and elderly women are stranded in Saudi Arabia and they want to go back to their country. Meanwhile, people are making videos and tagging the Indian Embassy and the Ministry of External Affairs to leave Kuwait, one of the world’s richest countries. Around 10 lakh 29 thousand Indians live in Kuwait. Apart from this, similar videos have come to light in Malaysia as well, where people are speaking of eating food once in two days and want that they should be recalled to India. Around 2 lakh 24 thousand 882 Indians have gone to Malaysia for employment reasons. According to the Gulf News, most nations have made arrangements to bring back their citizens stuck in Gulf countries. However, this facility has not been provided to citizens of India and Pakistan. The Gulf News says that the UAE has also offered help to rescue Indians stuck there. Lok Sabha figures show that 1 crore 36 lakh Indians are living abroad for employment reasons and to take care of their families. Among them, 83 lakh 72 thousand 333 Indians are residing in just seven Islamic nations - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Malaysia.
As countries remain under corona #lockdown, scores of Indians stranded in #Gulfcountries plead to the #IndianGovernment for evacuation. Over three million Indians are currently living in the #UAE, the biggest Indian diaspora around the world@RaGa_reports #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/bbKDzWDFTk— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) April 16, 2020