Indian Embassy in Bahrain held a virtual open house yesterday where spot resolutions were given to several issues raised by the Indian community members.
Led by Indian Ambassador Piyush Srivastava with his consular team, the session focused on urgent, non-routine consular, and labour issues raised by community members. The issues not resolved yesterday, the envoy said, will be rectified after collecting the required documents.
The embassy, he said, would revert to the concerned person in due course. Complaints also reached the embassy through the consul’s twitter account @IndiaInBahrain.
In one such posts, a user @ Sanju_80 wrote, “I have been stuck in Bahrain without any job and any kind of financial and mental support. Don’t have money buy food & medicines, No place to stay. I am from poor family, I have two small kids, god knows when I will leave Bahrain and meet my small children or I will be spending rest of my whole life here in Bahrain. “
During the session, the ambassador encouraged community members to follow the embassy through its website and social media accounts to get updated on COVID-19 developments. He also urged community members to make use of the current Amnesty being provided by Bahrain till 31 December 2020.
On this note, Srivastava reminded participants on the air-bubble arrangement in place between India and Bahrain since 11 September 2020.
He also reminded that passengers who wish to make use of the opportunity could book their tickets directly through Airlines’ websites or travel agents.
Till date, more than 27000 Indian nationals have travelled from Bahrain to India through various flights under Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), and over 3500 Indian nationals have returned from India to Bahrain.