PMO to help In­di­ans stuck in Malaysia

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - NEWS NET­WORK

Kolkata: A five-mem­ber team has been formed, led by PMO un­der-sec­re­tary Anup Sharma, to fa­cil­i­tate the re­turn of In­dian work­ers stranded in Malaysia. The num­ber has now reached 59, in­clud­ing 15 work­ers from Ra­jasthan and three who are re­port­edly miss­ing.

“The team formed by the PMO has got in touch with the In­dian em­bassy in Malaysia and has asked the In­dian high com­mis­sioner to get in touch with the Malaysian gov­ern­ment,” said Na­tional Anti-Traf­fick­ing Com­mit­tee (NATC) chair­man SK Jin­nar Ali.

Ali be­lieves that Ben­gal CM Ma­mata Baner­jee will also take up the mat­ter with the Cen­tre in her own ca­pac­ity. “When we were try­ing to bring back the gold­smiths stranded in Iran, she played a very im­por­tant role. I be­lieve this time, too, we will get her co­op­er­a­tion,” Ali said.

The fam­i­lies of three work­ers — Ab­dul Salam Mon­dal, Ati­har Ra­haman Mon­dal and Sahid Akhtar Mon­dal — claimed that they had gone miss­ing. The rel­a­tives were told that the trio had boarded a flight from Kuala Lumpur on Oc­to­ber 23, but they haven’t re­turned till date.

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