Sharjah (city): Help pours in for ‘poor’ Indian family of 7 in UAE; Indian mission assures assistance | India News
Officers of India’s Consulate in Dubai approached the household in Sharjah on Friday and provided them assist in “documentation as requested by the household”, Sumathi Vasudev, Consul (consular and labour) and Appearing Consul-Basic of the Indian Consulate Basic in Dubai, advised PTI.
Madhusudhanan, 60, from Kerala, and his Sri Lankan spouse Rohini, 55, had claimed to be “residing like prisoners” in Sharjah and sought assist from the UAE authorities to legalise their residency standing fearing arrest and deportation.
Their 4 daughters – Ashwathy, 29, Sangeetha, 25, Shanthi, 23, Gauri, 22 – and one son, Mithun, 21, have by no means been to high school of their lifetime. All of them are unemployed and stay in a dilapidated two-bedroom home in Sharjah.
Vasudev mentioned that “4 out of 5 kids have passports. However the passports have expired since 2012. Nevertheless, Madhusudhanan has a legitimate passport.”
“Neighborhood members have come ahead and given employment provides to the youngsters and Madhusudhanan,” Vasudev mentioned.
On the receipt of formal (job supply) letters, the household could be approaching the Indian Consulate for renewal of their passports, she mentioned, including that the renewal will probably be carried out as per the Authorities of India procedures.
Requested how would Madhusudhanan’s spouse be assisted as she is a Sri Lankan nationwide, the official mentioned that she will probably be assisted by Sri Lankan Consulate as soon as Madhusudhanan’s standing is legalised.
Earlier, Khaleej Instances reported final Thursday that the household don’t even have sufficient to eat and there are days once they need to survive on a packet of quboos (Arabic bread).
Madhusudhanan got here to the UAE in 1979 as a employee. He married Rohini in 1988. All the youngsters have been home-schooled by their mom and now can learn and write.
When requested why he didn’t need to depart the nation by availing the final amnesty declared in 2003, 2007 and 2013, Madhusudhanan had mentioned he didn’t need to break up his household.
“How might I’m going to India leaving my spouse behind? She is a Sri Lankan and doesn’t have an Indian passport. My kids are connected to their mom they usually can’t stay with out her. I needed to keep to maintain my household collectively,” he had mentioned.
The couple mentioned they hope to legalise their standing and enroll kids in some vocational programs as they’ve lived within the UAE for practically 4 a long time.