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Union Minister V. Muraleedharan discusses issue with K.V. Adbul Khader, MLA

Union Minster of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan has said that the Centre will intervene to help Indian workers stranded in labour camps in Saudi Arabia. The Minister promised the support of the Centre at a meeting held with K.V. Adbul Khader, MLA, chairman of the Assembly Committee for Pravasi Welfare, at Guruvayur on Sunday.

Mr. Khader, who recently visited the labour camp of Al Dossary Company in Jubail city, Saudi Arabia, brought the pathetic condition of the workers to the attention of the authorities. More than 600 Indians, including 70 Malayalis, are languishing in various labour camps in Saudi Arabia without food, wages, or medicines, he said.

They are the workers of companies that were put in the ‘Red’ category as they failed to implement the Nitaqat law brought in by the Saudi government. Most of workers face travel ban as their documents had expired. The travel ban was violation of human rights, the MLA said.

The Union Minister said the issue would be raised in the international conference on business and labour laws to be held in Abu Dhabi soon.

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