JOBLESS INDIANS STARVING IN JEDDAH
NEW DELHI: Nearly 800 Indian workers are apparently starving for the past three days in the Saudi city of Jeddah after losing their jobs. Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh is traveling to the Gulf nation to sort out the issue. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has been directed to serve food to them and that she was monitoring the situation on an hourly basis. Her response came following a tweet by a man who said around 800 Indians are starving for the past three days in Jeddah and sought her intervention. “We have asked @IndianEmbRiyadh to provide free ration to the unemployed Indian workers in Saudi Arabia,” she tweeted. Swaraj said Indians in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were facing various problems relating to their work and wage and that the “matters are much worse” in Saudi Arabia.