Stalin seeks PM’s intervention to bring back Indians ‘held’ in Myanmar

Tamil Nadu chief minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday reached out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his urgent intervention to rescue around several hundred Indians from Myanmar where they are believed to be in illegal captivity.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Stalin stated that around 300 Indians, including 50 persons hailing from Tamil Nadu are facing severe hardships in Myanmar after being forcibly taken there from Thailand.

The Tamil Nadu government is in contact with some of the trapped Indians who are desperately trying to escape their forced captivity by criminal elements in Myanmar, Stalin explained.

“It is informed that they had initially gone to Thailand for IT related jobs through private recruitment agencies. It is now understood that they were forcibly taken from Thailand, to Myanmar for carrying out illegal jobs online. Further, reports are being received that they are physically assaulted by their employers on their refusal to do so,” Stalin noted in his letter to the Prime Minister.

Tamil Nadu chief minister requested the Prime Minister to instruct the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the issue with the Myanmar authorities and ensure immediate and safe repatriation of the Indians held in illegal captivity there.

Earlier, several politicians from Tamil Nadu political parties such as the PMK, MDMK and VCK had raised the issue on Tuesday.




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