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Govt Must Bring Back Indians Stranded Abroad, Says Congress

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill (News18)

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill (News18)

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill mentioned the federal government was not keen to deal with this humanitarian concern and was ignoring Indian vacationers and college students stranded overseas.

  • IANS New Delhi
  • Last Updated: May 3, 2020, 5:45 PM IST

After the federal government eased inter-state journey and allowed particular trains to assist migrant staff attain their properties, the Congress, right here on Sunday, demanded measures for return of staff and college students stranded overseas.

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill mentioned the federal government was not keen to deal with this humanitarian concern. “India has rich precedent of evacuating Indians stranded abroad. For the first time, they have been left to the mercy of god,” Shergill mentioned.

Stating that the Prime Minister says Indian passports maintain power, he mentioned then why these passport holders weren’t being handled effectively. “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not respecting Indians stuck abroad. No assurance. No evacuation,” Shergill mentioned.

While the federal government was serving to foreigners by deploying Air India to evacuate them, it was ignoring Indian vacationers and college students stranded overseas, he mentioned.

The Congress, which additionally raised the difficulty at its working committee assembly, feels evacuation of stranded Indians has already been delayed an excessive amount of. “A large number of Indians are stranded abroad, waiting to return home and join their families. Onus lies on the government to ensure their safe return, after adequate testing, by operating special flights,” the CWC had mentioned.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs, over 20,000 international nationals have been evacuated to totally different elements of the world by the federal government. “Why the government is not showing the same zest towards Indians,” the Congress mentioned.

According to reviews, of the 31 million Indians overseas, 8.5 million are within the Gulf nations. They represent 30 per cent of the expatriate work pressure within the Middle East.

Around 200,000 Indians examine within the USA, 16,000 within the Philippines, and plenty of in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and different international locations.

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