Stalin urges Modi for safe repatriation of Indians from Myanmar

The State government is in touch with 17 Tamils in Myanmar who are desperately seeking the support of the government to intervene quickly and rescue them.
Stalin with Modi
Stalin with ModiFile photo

CHENNAI: Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take necessary action for immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians held in illegal captivity in Myanmar.

"I wish to bring to your immediate notice that information has been received by the state government that nearly 300 Indians including around 50 Tamils are stuck in Myanmar facing severe hardships. It is informed that they had initially gone to Thailand for IT related jobs through private recruitment agencies and that they were forcibly taken from Thailand to Myanmar for carrying out illegal jobs online," said Stalin, in a DO letter, written to Modi.

Stalin also said that there are reports being received that they are physically assaulted by their employers on their refusal to do illegal jobs. The State government is in touch with 17 Tamils in Myanmar who are desperately seeking the support of the government to intervene quickly and rescue them.

Considering the plight of our citizens, "I request that Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) may be instructed to take up the issue with the authorities in Myanmar for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians held in illegal captivity," he wrote.

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