112 Indians have died in Qatar so far this year
May 25 2017 08:00 PM
Indian embassy
Indian embassy


The Indian embassy has reported that 112 of its nationals have died so far in Qatar this year. This was informed at the monthly community house to address urgent consular and labour issues/cases of the Indian expatriates held at the Indian mission.

The grievances brought related to such issues as delayed payment of salaries and violations of contract terms and conditions.

Ambassador P Kumaran, deputy chief of mission R K Singh and other officials met the complainants, discussed their problems in detail and assured them of the embassy’s active follow up of their cases with the concerned local authorities.

Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) president Devis Edakalathur and some other members of the management committee also participated in the community house.

An embassy team visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre earlier this week to inquire about the welfare of detainees from India. The total number of Indian nationals in the Central Prison and the Deportation Centre currently is 194 and 88, respectively.

Since the beginning of this year five monthly community houses were held. A total 25 complaints were received during these sessions. Out of these, 13 complaints have been resolved, while others are under active follow up of the embassy.

The embassy has issued 42 emergency certificates this month for people seeking repatriation to India. The mission also issued 17 air tickets to Indian nationals in distress for their return to India so far this month. The ICBF has provided assistance to 23 Indian nationals in distress and provided them with foodstuffs.

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