Kuwait's expat quota bill to throw 8 lakh Indians out from the nation
New Delhi : Around 7-8 lakh Indians will be forced to move out of the gulf nation Kuwait if a new bill on expats becomes a law. The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait's National Assembly has approved the draft expat quota bill, according to which Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of the population.
The bill will now be shifted to respective committees to form a comprehensive plan for its implementation.
The National Assembly's legal and legislative committee has determined that the draft expat quota bill is constitutional, Gulf News reported citing local media report.
The report mentioned that it will result in causing crisis to around 8 lakh Indians as they form the majority in terms of expats, totaling 1.45 million.
Of 4.3 million population in Kuwait, 3 million belongs to expats.
The bill calls for reducing the number of Egyptians, who form the second largest expatriate community, to 10% of Kuwait's total population.