Indian foreign minister reaches out to help 10,000 stranded in Jeddah
Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the 3 million Indians living in Saudi Arabia to help their 'fellow brothers and sisters'. Photograph: (AFP)
The number of Indian workers facing food crisis in Saudi Arabia is over Ten Thousand. It is not 800 as is being reported. @JagranNews— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 30, 2016
Swaraj reacted to a tweet by an Indian national who brought the plight of his fellow citizens to the notice of the Indian government.
She assured that no Indian worker rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia will go without food. She also said that she was personally monitoring the situation on an hourly basis.
"Large number of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The employers have not paid wages closed down their factories", Swaraj tweeted
"While situation in Kuwait is manageable, matters are much worse in Saudi Arabia", she said.
A man named Imran Khokhar had tweeted that 800 Indians were starving for past three days in Jeddah.
Thousands of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The factory workers have not been paid wages by their employers and factories were also shut down.
Swaraj also appealed to the three million Indians living in Saudi Arabia to help their "fellow brothers and sisters".
There is nothing mightier than the collective will of Indian nation.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 30, 2016