CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu
chief minister M K Stalin has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi
to initiate efforts for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians held in illegal captivity in Myanmar
In a letter to Modi dated September 21, Stalin said the state government had received information that nearly 300 Indians, including around 50 people from Tamil Nadu, are stuck in Myanmar facing severe hardships.
“It is informed that they had initially gone to Thailand for IT-related jobs through private recruitment agencies. It is now understood that they were forcibly taken from Thailand to Myanmar for carrying out illegal jobs online. Further, reports are being received that they are physically assaulted by their employers on their refusal to do so. The state government is in touch with 17 such Tamils, who are desperately seeking the support of the government to intervene quickly and rescue them,” Stalin wrote in the letter.
Stalin requested Modi to instruct the external affairs ministry to take up the issue with the authorities concerned in Myanmar for the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians held in illegal captivity in Myanmar.