Indian Embassy sorts out issue of Andhra Pradesh workers in Bahrain

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Several Indian workers stranded and allegedly ill-treated by their employer in Bahrain on Tuesday expressed their wish to return home at the earliest, even as the Indian Embassy in the Kingdom intervened and said the matter “has been resolved.”

Around 2,000 workers from north coastal Andhra Pradesh, particularly Srikakulam, were among thousands of Indians stranded in Bahrain. The Embassy’s intervention came after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy raised the matter with S Jaishankar, the Minister for External Affairs.

The workers were taken from India, promising employment at Nasser S. Al Hajri Corporation (NSH) Bahrain, a sub-contractor of Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO). They were allegedly ill-treated and denied the promised proper food and accommodation. When questioned, they were reportedly manhandled by the company’s security personnel, which TNIE reported on Monday.

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