Dubai, Dec 11 (UNI) The Indian delegates have assured to safeguard the interests of the Goans living in Bahrain.
According to a report, many Goans have lost homes or land and fields in India to people they thought were trustworthy as the Maharashtra Rent Act, 1999, permits a tenant to claim a house as his own if he lived in it for over a year.
Addressing the gathering at the Karnataka Social club last evening, Commissioner of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Affairs Eduardo Faleiro said, ''I have suggested amending the law to a similar one which protects the homes of the armed forces while they are away.'' Mr Faleiro is part of the delegation that arrived here yesterday at the invitation of the Indian Embassy, the Bahrain Tribune reported.
The other demands by the Goan community included relaxation on ban on women below 30 years working in the Gulf,a pension scheme and investment incentives for NRI's and reservation of seats for children of NRI's in universities, among others.