Naxalites enter Kuwait: Kuwait Ministry

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Dubai, Jun 6 (UNI) Kuwait has claimed that Naxalites from India have entered the Gulf countries.

The Kuwait Ministry of Interior Affairs said the Naxal group decided to enter Gulf countries, which were their 'enemy No 2 after India' due to high capitalism and alleged inhuman treatment meted out to Asian menial labourers in the region.

The Ministry suspected the recent protests by menial labourers in different parts of the Gulf could have been part of the Naxal activities, ''as the protestors even attacked Embassies of their own countries''.

The Ministry said some of the protestors were Bangladeshi expatriates who protested when their companies failed to pay their wages and added that this sector of people were involved in the highest number of violent crimes in the country.

These menial workers mostly worked at cleaning companies or as shepherds and farmers, it added.

The Ministry stressed that securitymen will double their surveillance and inspections at locations frequented by menial laborers.

''The huge increase in marginal Bangladeshi expatriates has caused many troubles to citizens and many developed countries like the US and the UK too are suffering due to unwanted labourers in their countries,'' it noted.

Corruption and failure to stop residence permit trading are the major causes of this problem, stated the Ministry in its report.

However, it appeared that the Ministry had mistaken militant Bangladeshis for Naxalites, who are found only in India as there have been no complaints of disproportionate crime against the Indian community other than labour protests demanding pay and other rights.

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