New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday, 21 September asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and rescue around 300 Indians who have been held captive and forced to do illegal work in Myanmar.
Stalin wrote to PM Modi, “The state administration has received information that around 300 Indians, including about 50 Tamils, are facing huge difficulties in Myanmar.”
“It is said that they first went to Thailand in search of IT employment through private recruitment firms. It is now believed that they were deported from Thailand to Myanmar for engaging in illegal Internet work. Furthermore, reports indicate that they are physically beaten up by their owners for refusing to do so,” the CM said.
The state government has been in touch with 17 such Tamils who are “desperately seeking the government’s cooperation to intervene and rescue them immediately.”
MK Stalin said, “Keeping in view the plight of our citizens, I request that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) be directed to facilitate the immediate rescue and safe repatriation of Indians who are illegally held captive in Myanmar. Take up the issue with the authorities.”
(with PTI inputs)