After Indian officials intervened and confirmed that the people held by the Kuwait officials were Indians, fifty Indian workers were released after being detained for violating the visas. Over a 1000 more Indians still remain in custody.
S M Krishna, the foreign minister of India had called up Sami Mohammed al Sulaiman, the ambassador of Kuwait, requesting him for an early release of the Indian Workers. Rajasthan CM, Ashok Gehlot had earlier brought the issue to the notice of S M Krishna in his letter asking him to intervene in the matter.
Over 5000 sponsors of the Indian Workers who had moved to Kuwait, and pining in prisons, have been identified, the Indian officials said.
Most of the workers had moved from Rajasthan with domestic work visas, Khadim Visas, have violated the norms. Most of them had overstayed the visa duration while many others were involved in Industrial and corporate work not allowed by their visas.
At present the workers have a visa ban and are facing deportation. Members from the Indian Embassy are moving from one deportation center to another identifying the people and getting them released. S M Krishna has stepped into the matter directly for a speedy solution. Agents and Sponsors are being identified after they are believed to be the root of the scams.