Kuwait has officially suspended issuing entry visas to Indian domestic workers – a stipulation that the Indian authorities had requested earlier.
The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait had informed Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry that the Gulf state has failed to comply with a condition requested by the Indian government, and by which contracts are signed with Indian domestic workers to guarantee their rights.
Therefore, the Indian government requested that Kuwait stops issuing visas to Indian domestic helpers. The ambassador had went on in his letter to the Deputy Foreign Minister that Kuwait’s Interior Ministry continued to issue visas to Indian domestic workers ‘in crooked ways.’
As such, the Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah issued a decision recently to reprogram the department’s computers in order to deny access for procedures to issue entry visas to Indian domestic workers, according to a security source.