System to track repatriation of Indians in Bahrain
Manama, August 13, 2014
The repatriation process of Indians who die in Bahrain can now be electronically tracked by their relatives.
An online system launched by India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi yesterday (August 12) allows families to trace the transportation of their kin’s remains back to India, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
“This looks small but the impact will be big. We have just launched an important initiative,” she said.
Families have to submit an application for tracking the remains through the Overseas Indian Affairs website, www.moia.gov.in.
The system accepts applications for migrants who have died in 17 countries: Malaysia, Jordan, the UAE, Yemen, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Thailand. - TradeArabia News Service