Protect interests of Indians in Qatar: Goa MP

By Indo Asian News Service | Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | 2:58:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Goa MP Shantaram Naik on Tuesday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to protect the interests of the 6.5 lakh Indians in Qatar, which is facing a crisis after being isolated by other Gulf countries. Of the 6.5 lakh, some 10,000 are Goans.

Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Goa MP Shantaram Naik on Tuesday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to protect the interests of the 6.5 lakh Indians in Qatar, which is facing a crisis after being isolated by other Gulf countries. Of the 6.5 lakh, some 10,000 are Goans.

"In view of a serious situation developing in Qatar, India has to use diplomatic channels with Qatar in the interest of the Indian population there," wrote Naik, Goa's lone Rajya Sabha MP, said in a letter to Sushma Swaraj.

"I have asked Sushma Swaraj to protect the interests of 6.5 lakh Indians, including 10,000 Goans, living and doing business in Qatar," Naik told IANS.

"People from India, particularly from Goa, have been of immense help in boosting the economy of Gulf countries including Qatar. People from Goa have been opting for jobs in Gulf countries for several decades, and it is the duty of the Indian government to monitor the interests of the Indian population," Naik wrote.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, the UAE and the Maldives severed diplomatic, civil aviation and shipping ties with Qatar, accusing it supporting terrorism. Qatar denied the allegations.

--IANS

maya/him/mr

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  39

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Diaspora Articles Index

  

Articles in National, Politics, Diaspora

Most Discussed Recent Articles

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.