Indian embassy receives 1,789 complaints
May 27 2016 10:23 PM
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A total of 119 Indians have died in Qatar so far this year, the embassy announced at the monthly Open House on Friday.

As many as 279 deaths were registered during 2015 and 2014 each, it was pointed out at the event to address urgent consular and labour issues/cases of Indians in Qatar.
Ambassador Sanjiv Arora, deputy chief of mission R K Singh and other officials met all the complainants, discussed their problems and assured them that the embassy would actively follow up their cases with the authorities concerned in Qatar.
An embassy team visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre this week to enquire about the welfare of detainees from India. The total number of Indian nationals in the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre currently is 154 and 32, respectively.
During the current year, the labour and community welfare section of the embassy received a total of 1,789 complaints. The number of complaints received during 2015 was 4,132.
On the basis of requests received from Qatari authorities for travel documents for Indian nationals in the Deportation Centre, the embassy issued 38 emergency certificates in May.
A total of 12 air tickets were issued to Indian nationals in distress for their return to India this month.
Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) provided five air tickets for destitute workers during May. ICBF president Arvind Patil was also present at the Open House.



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