Indians stranded abroad to be brought back from May 7: Centre tells S C

Indians stranded abroad to be brought back from May 7: Centre tells S C

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New Delhi, May 5: The Centre, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that the Indians, stranded abroad, will be brought back from May 7 onwards. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan was hearing a plea filed by Ganga Giri, a lawyer, seeking a direction to the Centre to bring back Indians stranded in Nepal.

The bench disposed off the petition after Solicitor General, (SG) Tushar Mehta, said there are few Indians stranded in Nepal. ''I got the instructions from MEA that from May 7 onwards all Indians stranded in various countries could be brought back in special chartered flights. These Indians in Nepal would also be brought back''. "We dispose off the petition," the bench said.

Advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the petitioner, said that around 1000 Nepali workers had to go back to Nepal. Though a large number has been sent back, as many as 214 remain stranded. The Government must know that in these places workers are still stranded. Government may look into this, he added. Also, he informed that a total of 1000 Indians are stranded in Nepal in precarious situations.

At this Mr Mehta said, the government has issued a notification yesterday that they will bring back Indians stranded abroad. After recording the submissions made by the lawyers and the Solicitor General, the bench ordered disposal of the petition. (UNI)