Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today for early release of Odia labourers stranded in Dubai.
The letter stated, “10 people who were working in the company Asia Pacific Building Contracting LLC, Dubai and accommodated at Saila, Sharjah are kept captive. They released a video about a month back asking for help for the immediate repatriation and their mobile numbers are now deactivated.”
It further added, “It has been ascertained that these men belong to Nayagarh and Ganjam districts of Odisha. A select few documents namely copy of the passport of one Pratap Maharana and his phone number are available. The District Labour Officer of Nayagarh has also visited the house of some of the victims, however there is no progress in the matter yet. They request for a immediate repatriation of these victims to India.”
Pradhan concluded by seeking Jaishankar’s personal intervention into the matter for early release of these people on humanitarian grounds.