Kuwait: It was quite expected. Nine persons from DK and Udupi districts, who had been detained by the Kuwaiti security authorities two weeks ago for holding a Satyanarayana Puja without requisite clearance from the officials, were deported to India on Friday.
Those charged with serious violation of laws are not allowed to stay in the country. Their employers too tend to sack them from service.
The families back home were hoping at least for their safe return instead of rotting in a foreign jail, even if it came to their losing the jobs, said their friends here. The families back home are likely to heave a sigh of relief with their return, although it would be difficult to come to terms with their having lost their employment.
At the same time, they should be happy that the cases were not pursued and no charges were filed in a court, since the litigation would have dragged for long and there could have even jail sentences for the offence. This was largely because of the intervention and efforts by the ambassador of India here.
The nine persons were put on an Air Arabia flight to Mumbai on Friday around 11 pm. The deportation would also mean that they would not be able to enter Kuwait again.