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17 Jul 2019

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Times of India

9,771 complaints of torture filed by Indian workers in Gulf countries in 2019

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9,771 complaints of torture have been filed by Indian workers in the Gulf countries this year... "Kuwait tops the list with the highest number of complaints (2377). While 2244 complaints were registered from Saudi Arabia, as many as 1764 complaints were from Oman. Around 1477 and 1459 complaints came from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar... 450 complaints of torture were filed from Bahrain," [said external affairs minister S Jaishankar]... Most... were regarding non-payment of salaries and denial of legitimate labour rights and benefits... on June 30, 2019, a total of 5,804 Indians are registered for repatriation in the embassies or consulates in the Gulf countries.