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COVID-19: MP Santokh Chaudhary writes to External Affairs Minister requesting him to provide assistance to Indians living abroad

Punjab Tribune Bureau | March 31, 2020 04:51 PM

JALANDHAR: Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary today urged the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to ensure that the necessary assistance is provided to all Indians stuck abroad in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

MP Chaudhary wrote that many Indians, including students, are stuck in various countries due to the ongoing travel ban enforced by the Government of India to control the spread of the pandemic.

 

He said that he had received many calls from concerned parents and relatives who were worried about the well-being of their loved ones stuck abroad. The Doaba region of Punjab has a large number of NRIs living in foreign countries.

 

“The Indians stranded there have complained about the non-availability of essential items, food, protective masks, sanitisers, etc. Since they are required to stay at home and therefore, cannot go to work, especially students who support themselves by working part time, their already limited resources are running out fast due to accommodation and essential expenses,” the MP wrote.

 

He requested the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to look into this matter at the earliest and direct the Indians missions to take care of our citizens and provide them necessary assistance.

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