Stalin urges Modi to safely repatriate Indians from Myanmar

CHENNAI: On Wednesday, Chief Minister MK Stalin urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the necessary steps for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians held in illegal captivity in Myanmar.

“I wish to bring to your immediate notice that the State Government has received information that nearly 300 Indians including about 50 Tamils ​​are stranded in Myanmar and facing severe hardship. It is informed that they are s ‘were originally traveling to Thailand for IT-related jobs through recruitment agencies and were forcibly taken from Thailand to Myanmar for doing illegal work online,’ Stalin said, in a letter from the DO, written to Modi.

Stalin also said that there were reports received that they were physically assaulted by their employers due to their refusal to perform illegal work. The state government is in contact with 17 Myanmar Tamils ​​who are desperate for government support to quickly intervene and rescue them.

Considering the plight of our citizens, “I request that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) be instructed to raise the matter with the Myanmar authorities for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of the Indians held in illegal captivity,” he said. he wrote.

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