Sunday, June 07, 2020

‘More incoming flights, pvt airlines likely to bring back stranded Indians’

Amid allegations of favouritism and ‘deliberate delay’ in the evacuation of distressed Indians in Covid-struck nations, the ministry of external affairs has been grappling with a growing waiting list of several lakhs of people. In an interview to TOI, Union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan said the ministry has followed “a stringent and transparent” approach to select people only with “most compelling situations”. On complaints that the Indian Community Welfare Fund with consulates was not being used to take care of air fares for the needy, the minister said it was used by missions to support Indians in distress abroad including for food, accommodation, medical emergencies and transfer of mortal remains. Apprehensions expressed by some chief ministers, including Edappadi K Palaniswami, about the influx adding to the growing Covid numbers have delayed the process of consent for flights to land.
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