Rescue Indian Migrant Workers Stranded in Gulf Countries: Plea in Supreme Court

April 11,2020

by Ishan Swth

A plea by a migrant welfare society named Pravasi Legal Cell, drafted by Advocate Jose Abraham has been filed in Supreme Court to rescue over 9 million Indians employed in the Gulf countries with the concern that these people are denied treatment in the hospitals even after testing positive for COVID-19.

The plea further requests the Court to order the Government to make necessary arrangements to rescue these Indian migrants in Gulf Countries living in vulnerable condition in labour accommodations. The petitioner has also stated that since the Gulf countries want to attend their citizens first, the migrant workers are not being given treatment.

The plea also makes notes of the conditions of Indian migrants which are worsening day by day and therefore the Government is under a Constitutional obligation to take care of these Indian citizens.

The plea Also further notes that the Indian Government did operate flights to bring back Indian citizens from other countries but did not make any effort to bring back the stranded Indians from gulf countries.

The Pravasi Legal Cell has also prayed for appropriate steps to ensure that adequate food, medicines, quarantine and emergency service facilities are provided to these people.

Lastly, the migrant welfare Legal Cell also has prayed for financial aid to those migrant workers who have been left jobless in the wake of the pandemic.

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