Eight Lakh Indians At Risk In Kuwait After The Approval Of Expat Quota BillJuly 06, 2020 16:43
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Eight Lakh Indians At Risk In Kuwait After The Approval Of Expat Quota Bill:- Eight lakh Indians may be soon forced to leave Kuwait as the National Assembly Committee approved a draft of Expat Quota Bill which is aimed to reduce the number of foreign workers in the country. The legal and legislative committee said that the expat quota bill is constitutional. The Indians should not exceed 15% of the population and could result in 8 lakh Indians who are residing in Kuwait to leave the country. As per the records, Indians contribute the largest to the population of the country and are 1.45 million in number.
The current Kuwait population is said to be 4.3 million and there 1.3 million Kuwaitis with three million expats. With the coronavirus outbreak, there is a huge slump in the oil prices and several locals are left jobless. The government officials and the locals mounted the pressure to reduce the numbeer of foreign workers in the country. Kuwait's Prime minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah already proposed or reducing the number of expats from 70% to 30% of the population soon.
Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem said that a group of lawmakers will submit the comprehensive draft to the Assembly soon. The major problem with Kuwait is that 70% of them are expats. The new law will impose a cap on the number of expats and this would benefit the locals. Considering the Indian population in Kuwait and the proposal of law, over 8 lakh Indians will be asked to leave Kuwait very soon.