8330 Indian Nationals Are Behind Bars In Overseas International locations: Govt

New Delhi: As many as 8,330 Indian nationals are lodged in jails in international international locations with 1,611 imprisoned within the United Arab Emirates alone, the federal government knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

In a written reply within the Higher Home, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan mentioned 1,461 Indian nationals had been in prisons in Saudi Arabia adopted by 1,222 in Nepal, 696 in Qatar, 446 in Kuwait, 341 in Malaysia, 308 in Pakistan, 294 within the US, 277 in Bahrain and 249 within the UK.

He mentioned 178 Indian nationals are languishing in jails in China, 157 in Italy and 139 in Oman.

Indian nationals are lodged in prisons in 90 international locations, in accordance with the data shared by V Muraleedharan with the Rajya Sabha.

“The problem of launch and repatriation of Indian nationals in international prisons is recurrently pursued by Indian missions and posts overseas with the native authorities involved,” the minister mentioned.

He mentioned as a consequence of sturdy privateness legal guidelines prevailing in lots of international locations, the native authorities don’t share info on prisoners until the individual involved consents to the disclosure of such info.

As quickly because the details about the detention or arrest of an Indian nationwide is obtained by an Indian mission or submit, it instantly will get in contact with the native international workplace and different native authorities involved to get consular entry to establish the details of the case, affirm his or her nationality and guarantee his or her welfare, Muraleedharan mentioned.

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