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Legal status for Indian workers: UAE

world Updated: Jun 05, 2007 13:32 IST

Indian workers employed illegally in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to secure legal status from the government or face expulsion.

This follows an announcement by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government on Sunday.

The Indian embassy in Dubai says it will set up centers where illegal Indian workers can come with their documents. The UAE government has given a three-month deadline to such workers to get regularized or quit.

The Indian mission is in close touch with local authorities as well as Indian associations.

In a bid to curb the blatant violation of labour norms, the government has also threatened employers with severe action if they employ illegal workers in their farms or homes.