THE QUESTION OF THE GULF INDIANS!
KSA (Saudi Arabia) has declared a 90 day amnesty for Indians who sneaked into that kingdom and earned money. Indian Missions in that region are busy processing Emergency Certificates for >15000 Indians that applied for it so as to be able to return to India. Applications for EC are being submitted at many places too in this regard according to ET reports.
At least a million violators—KSA views all foreigners as potential nuisance welcomed out of necessity for development and not really as human beings with human rights—are expected to take return flights within a month. Fines, penalties, imprisonments are not unheard-of and mandatory exit fingerprints are common.
This is in line with the generally prevalent thinking across ALL Muslim nations around the Mediterranean Sea, however polished they may look externally. Paranoia of one kind or another has been built into the faith; this…
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