Centre’s intervention sought to help Indians stranded in Nepal
Congress chief M.K. Raghavan, MP, has sought the speedy intervention of the Centre to clear up the problem of Gulf-bound Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), particularly from Kerala, stranded in Nepal.
In a memorandum submitted to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Monday, Mr. Raghavan mentioned hundreds of Indians who had deliberate to journey to the Gulf by way of Nepal had been stranded in the nation.
The NRIs had opted transit by way of Nepal as many Gulf nations had restricted journey of passengers from India. Many of them have been anxious that they might lose their jobs, he mentioned.
Except Qatar and Bahrain, he mentioned the remaining Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations such because the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait had banned the entry of Indians to these international locations. However, exemptions got to passengers in the event that they underwent quarantine for 14 days in a 3rd nation.
Adding to their woes, Mr. Raghavan mentioned Nepal had regulated RT-PCR checks for foreigners. The Ministry of Health and Population in Nepal had issued a round limiting the checks for COVID-19 detection to six centres. Nepal additionally confronted a disaster with mounting COVID-19 instances. Thus many Indians have been unable to take the RT-PCR checks which have grow to be obligatory to enter the Gulf nations. They additionally had to shell out at the least ₹50,000 for quarantine amenities, the MP mentioned.