“Indian Migrant Workers in Qatar Reach Indian Embassy for Anti-Exploitation Assistance”


Through an Interview, Mahesh who is currently a sales executive at mall in Doha, Qatar was reminded last May that his son was not able to come back home which is devastating because of the ban on international flights. In view of this, he is among the 4,000 desperate people who would love to see their loved ones which are from karnataka that were stranded in Doha.

In most parts of India the lockdown could have been eased but they are stuck in various areas for many people of the Indian descent. About 30,000 Kannadigas live and work in Qatar and have lost their jobs after they shut down businesses. Among them are pregnant women, children, seniors and other poor citizens are the people who are stranded.

Following several request to the Karnataka government, Qatar flights form Doha to bengaluru were scheduled on May 22 as part of the Vande Bharat Mission Phase II and 182 persons flew in on it. In fact, over 4,000 stranded kannadigas filed with the indian embassy in Doha to be able to come home. Through this they have contacted the karnataka chief minsiter’s office as well for the people who long for more scheduled flights.

Through this, Hebbagelu, along with Nagesh Rao, president of Karnataka Sangh Qatar, made several petitions to the Karnataka government to obtain permission for two chartered flights to Bengaluru and Mangaluru to carry back patients undergoing dialysis first, pregnant women and children.

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