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Central help sought on Keralites overstaying in Gulf


Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala will seek the central government's help to ensure that the people from the state staying in Middle East countries without proper documents be repatriated soon, said state Law Minister M. Vijayakumar Friday.

"We have read in newspapers that all Middle East countries have now given a grace period for all those who do not have valid documents to return. The state government cannot do anything in the matter and hence we will now approach the central government," Vijayakumar told the state assembly. The issue was raised by Left-supported legislator K.T. Jaleel.

All Middle East countries have allowed a grace period of nearly two months to those who do not have proper documents to leave the country without paying any fine.

Kerala has a record two million people in various Middle East countries and reports from these countries indicate that several people from Kerala were waiting for the grace period.