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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Suicides of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the increase

[b]Suicides of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the increase[/b]

[b] Sharjah, 18 January, ([/b] Cases of expatriate Indian workers committing suicides in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are alarming on the increase. According to a statistics, majority of those who commits suicides are mainly Keralites, from South India.

With the aim promoting coordination between Gulf countries in all fields in order to achieve unity, on 26 May 1981 six countries in the Arabian Peninsula namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman decided to organize the Gulf Cooperation Council. Majority of the expatriates workers in these countries are Indians.

According to K V Shamsudheen, Chairman of the Pravasi Bandhu Welfare Trust, a non-profit organization based in Sharajah, United Arab Emirates(UAE), "Suicide among Expatriate Indians is increasing alarmingly in Gulf Cooperation Council GCC countries."

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