Indian Workers in Gulf: Unsung Heroes Who Pay With Their Lives

A series of RTI interventions reveals the yawning gap between fanciful perception and painful reality.

What does it say of the Indian state which prizes its NRI population in developed countries for their contribution to India’s economy, while Indians toiling away in Gulf countries remain unsung, even at the cost of their blood, and despite the huge amount they contribute in remittances?

Till now, no data or comparative analysis was available, but the result of a series of RTI interventions by Venkatesh Nayak of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative provides a glimpse into this sad state of affairs.

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