No bar on Indian workers to Saudi Arabia: embassy

Riyadh, June 5 (IANS) The Indian government has not put curbs on sending workers to Saudi Arabia, the Indian embassy here has said.

A report published by a local media outlet said India had suspended sending workers to Saudi Arabia, citing a Saudi labour directive that 25 percent of all foreign manpower must be housemaids, Arab News reported.

Indian embassy spokesman Hifzur Rahman said: “The Indian government has not issued any statement that suspends sending workers to the kingdom. Any such report is planted and misleading.”

Saudi Arabia is home to some 2.8 million Indians, the largest expatriate group in the country.

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