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Kerala Leader Seeks Centre’s Help Over Safety Of Indians In Kazakhstan

The unrest started in Kazakhstan’s far west as protests over a pointy rise in costs of LPG (File)

Thiruvananthapuram:

Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly VD Satheesan on Sunday sought the intervention of the central authorities to make sure the security of Indians stranded in Kazakhstan, which has been rocked by violent protests over rising gas costs, and to take needed steps to deliver them again.

Mr Satheesan, in a letter to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar, acknowledged that there are quite a few Keralites, together with college students who’re caught in that nation.

Since the outbreak of protests, web companies within the Central Asian nation have been suspended and the Keralites dwelling there are unable to get in contact with their households again house in India, he stated.

“… We urge the External Affairs ministry to set up a help desk to assist the Indians there,” Mr Satheesan stated in a launch sharing particulars of the letter.

The unrest started in Kazakhstan’s far west as protests over a pointy rise in costs of LPG that’s extensively used as automobile gas started on January 2 and unfold all through the nation, apparently reflecting discontent extending past the gas costs.

Authorities there say safety forces killed 26 demonstrators throughout this week’s unrest and that 18 regulation enforcement officers died.

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