Pondy Minister for security to Indians working abroad

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Puducherry, Oct 18 (UNI) Puducherry Welfare Minister M Kandasamy today said he would urge the Centre to evolve a mechanism to provide security to Indians working abroad, including in the Gulf.

Talking to newspersons here, the Minister said he would soon call on Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and submit a memorandum in the issue.

Referring to the death of David (30) of Puducherry in mysterious circumstances in Sudan, Mr Kandasamy said he had already taken up the matter with Chief Minister N Rangaswamy and Mr M O H Farook, the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia hailing from here, was also being contacted.

Son of a retired head constable from Bahour Constituency, David had gone to Dubai on a job visa and was sent to Sudan one and a half years ago on promotion.

David had reportedly run into some problems with his higher-ups and had informed his family last week about his resignation not being accepted.

In the meantime, his father Mariyasusai received information from Sudan about David's suicide.

Refuting the claim, Mr Mariyasusai called on Chief Minister N Rangaswamy seeking his help to find out the truth and also to bring his son's body back to Puducherry.

Meanwhile, former MLA from Bahour Constituency, P Rajavelu, also urged the administration to ensure Puducherry youths working abroad were given adequate security.

UNI

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