Bahrain: Indian amnesties to be flown free

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Manama, Dec.1: Amnesty seekers who can't afford to leave Bahrain will be given a free flight ticket to India starting on Friday, a local newspaper has reported.

India"s Ambassador to Bahrain, Balkrishna Shetty, will choose who can best benefit from the free tickets, the Gulf Daily News reported.

"This does not mean that we want them to leave, but we are only trying to help them not get arrested or used," said Monu Mathew, director of the Indian Institute for Performing Arts who donated the tickets.

"Most of them are poor labourers, who haven't seen their families and wives for years because they couldn't afford to go back," Mathew added.


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