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India has shared its concern with Kuwait on expat quota bill: MEA

Friday, July 10, 2020
India has shared its concern with Kuwait on expat quota bill: MEA

India has shared its concern on the proposed expat quota bill with Kuwait 's foreign minister, Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

"We share excellent bilateral ties with Kuwait and our ties are deeply rooted in our people to people linkages. We have shared our expectation with Kuwait and they will take into consideration while taking further decisions," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a virtual press briefing.

Recently, the legal and legislative committee of Kuwait 's National Assembly had approved the draft expat quota bill which could result in 8 lakh Indians leaving the country.

The National Assembly's legal and legislative committee determined that the draft expat quota bill is constitutional, Gulf News reported citing local media report.

The Bill, according to which Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of the population, is to be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created.

The outlet reported that 'this could result in 800,000 Indians leaving Kuwait, as the Indian community constitutes the largest expat community in Kuwait, totalling 1.45 million'. Of the 4.3 million population of Kuwait, expats account for 3 million.

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One World
Friday, July 31, 2020
This BJP govt. has no strategies.
Instead of shedding crocodile tears, let them take back all Indians who are homeless, jobless, and no money to buy return ticket first.
They should also concentrate on rehabilitation of returning NRIs as on priority.
Above all , stop playing dirty politics, which will not work outside of India.
Jai Hind!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Good move by Kuwait government. Expat population is not sustainable.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Indian MEA worried about taking back its own citizens because of loss of revenue. If you are so concerned about fellow Indians, take back that draconian caa law. Double standards of BJP government. They went ahead with CAA and now when other countries want to send back Indians back home, they want to cry.

Joli Mohun Balu
Friday, July 10, 2020
India is worried where they will accommodate the homecoming desi diaspora and the ensuing logistical nightmares.
Not to worry dear Indian politburo. With the ongoing Sino-Indo-Pak border disputes claiming lives, you can induct all capable homecoming expats straight into the defence forces of the motherland.
(Women included especially - equal opportunities and fairplay best practice etc...)

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