Ker CM urges Centre to rescue Indians stranded in Riyadh

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (PTI) Kerala Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan today sought the intervention of the Centreto bring back 72 Indians, including Keralites, who have beenstranded at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,he said the stranded Indians were now living in labour camps.They were brought from Dubai for an Economic City project. They have not been getting salary for the past one yearand are unable to go out of the camp, he said. The workers are also not being provided with food anddrinking water at the camps, the Chief Minister said andcalled for urgent steps to bring them back home safely. Even though they lodged a complaint with the Indianembassy, no steps have been taken, Vijayan added. PTI JRK VSSRY

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