Punjab panel seeks MEA help for 11 Dalits’ return from Dubai

Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has written to the union Ministry of External Affairs to seek the repatriation of 11 Dalit youths from Punjab presently lodged in a Dubai jail.

The commission urged the MEA for diplomatic efforts to ensure the return of these youths to India.

Commission Chairman Rajesh Bagha said these youths had gone to Dubai in search of employment but were imprisoned there.

He said their parents brought the matter to the commission’s notice.

A large number of people from Punjab, mostly youths, work in the gulf countries as skilled and unskilled labour, including in the United Arab Emirates.

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