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At least 7 lakh Indians might be required to leave Kuwait after the Gulf country on Monday declared a draft law, proposing a quota for expatriates, as constitutional.

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait's National Assembly approved the bill in order to reduce the number of foreign workers that would reportedly impact about 7-8 lakh Indians.


The Bill, which proposes that the number of Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of the country’s 4.8 million population, will be transferred to another committee for a comprehensive plan to be chalked out. Indians number about 1.4 million in Kuwait, forming the largest expatriate community in the country followed by Egyptians. The bill proposes similar quotas for people belonging to other nations, too.

With Kuwaitis transforming into a minority in their own nation, the bill is viewed as an appearance of the way that Kuwait no longer needs to stay an expat-larger part country and is taking a shot at lessening its reliance on outside labourers. 

The counter expat way of talking spiked since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with administrators and government authorities calling to diminish the quantity of outsiders in Kuwait. 

Kuwait's PM Sheik Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah apparently proposed diminishing the quantity of expats from 70% to 30% of the complete populace.

India has not yet made any statement on the issue, however, sources said that the Indian embassy was closely following developments related to the proposed legislation.
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