Punjab SC panel comes to aide of Indians stuck abroad
The cause of Indians stuck abroad, especially Punjabis, has been taken up by the Punjab state commission for scheduled castes with the national commission for scheduled castes.punjab Updated: May 15, 2012 19:54 IST
The cause of Indians stuck abroad, especially Punjabis, has been taken up by the Punjab state commission for scheduled castes with the national commission for scheduled castes.
Taking up a case of Jalandhar district-based Amarjit Singh who went to Netherland for livelihood but could not return, the state commission urged national SC panel to intervene and facilitate the safe return of all such Punjabis stuck abroad.
Rajesh Bagha, chairman of Punjab state commission for scheduled castes, said today that a complaint received from Inderdeep Kaur, wife of Amarjit Singh of village Chachowal in Jalandhar district, was forwarded to the national commission for necessary action and to have a dialogue with the Dutch government.
He said that according to the complainant, Amarjit Singh had gone to Netherland in search of employment in 2002 but as his passport and other necessary documents got misplaced he was unable to return to India.
Bagha said, "We had written to the national commission for scheduled castes to pressure central government to start communication with its counterpart in Netherland for the safe return of Amarjit Singh and others like him.