Shelters for Indian women in Bahrain soon
Manama, May 18, 2012
New shelter homes for abused Indian women in Bahrain could soon be set up in the Kingdom, according to senior Indian government officials.
The Indian government has plans to establish such shelters in 17 countries, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told MPs in Lok Sabha (Lower House).
Ravi also revealed that the Indian mission in Bahrain had spent BD242,000 to help its nationals in distress or in emergency cases as part of the Indian Community Welfare Fund.
The Migrant Workers Protection Society runs a shelter for distressed women and takes up their cases with relevant authorities in co-operation with foreign embassies in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service