Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24

 The second group of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia will arrive at India on September 24 by means of the Riyadh-Chennai flight. 

“The Mission has been trying to resolve the issue of Indians in Saudi deportation centres in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs for quite some time now,” the Embassy said in an announcement on Twitter.

As per the announcement, the primary cluster of around 500 deportees was sent in May, 2020 to Hyderabad. “Multiple agencies were involved at both ends and several clearances were needed besides strictly following health protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in India.”

The Embassy said presently, the Mission in Riyadh, Consulate in Jeddah, and MEA are masterminding flights and isolate offices for the second cluster of deportees.

“The first flight from Riyadh-Chennai is scheduled to depart on September 24. Further flights from Riyadh and Jeddah are currently being worked out and will be notified shortly. The Mission and Consulate officials are in regular touch with deportation authorities,” it said in its announcement.

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