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Diaspora outfit in HC seeking repatriation of Indians in UAE


Kochi/Dubai: The Dubai Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) has approached Kerala High Court seeking intervention in repatriating Indians stranded in the UAE following Covid-19 outbreak.

The outfit sought concession in travel ban for people stranded in labour camps requiring medical attention.

Earlier, Emirates and flydubai expressed willingness to ferry Indian stranded in UAE.  However, the government denied permission to the same.

The petition filed by KMCC president Ibrahim Elattil sought the court’s intervention for bringing home stranded Indians in UAE.

Those repatriated to India should be kept in isolation, providing medical help.

KMCC had written to foreign Affairs Minister, Indian Ambassador and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking help to bring home those stranded in UAE.

 The travel ban on international flights continues. Most of those stranded in UAE are on transit or tourist visa; and many of them crossed their permit to stay in the nation.

Many countries arranged chartered flights to ferry home their citizens. The Indians trapped in UAE should be brought home in the same way. It only requires India’s permission, said the petition.



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