Friday, October 16, 2020

A total of 1,945 Indian deportees reach home

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has repatriated as many as 1945 Indian deportees during the current period of temporary suspension of the international flight service following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Saudi Arabian Airlines operated a number of services to various destinations in India as part of a major joint initiative undertaken by the Saudi and Indian authorities to repatriate the stranded deportees.

The deportees, mostly released prisoners, thanked the Saudi and Indian authorities for the noble humanitarian gesture. They specially lauded the intensive efforts made by the Indian mission in the Kingdom, headed by Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Saeed, to facilitate the procedures of their repatriation after removing the bottlenecks caused by the disruption of flight service in the pandemic situation.

A Saudia flight, carrying 362 deportees on board, left Riyadh on Wednesday for New Delhi. This was the fifth flight of the second batch of deportees, who included 211 and 151 persons from deportation centers of Riyadh and Jeddah respectively. With this, the total number of repatriated deportees has reached 1945.

Earlier on Oct. 6, Saudia operated two flights to New Delhi and Lucknow, carrying second batch of deportees. The current process of repatriation of deportees in the pandemic period began in May, with sending 421 deportees back home, 214 from Riyadh and 207 from Jeddah.

15/10/20 Hassan Cheruppa/Saudi Gazette/Al Khaleej Today

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