India urges Israeli government amid Gaza war, says - Special care should be taken for the safety of our workers

Israel-India Relations: Israel has also informed India informally that these workers will be given the same protection as is given to the general Israeli public. This request of India is important because Israel has demanded 10 thousand Indian workers and the process for their recruitment is going on in many cities of Haryana and UP.

Apr 4, 2024 - 22:57
India urges Israeli government amid Gaza war, says - Special care should be taken for the safety of our workers

Israel and the terrorist group Hamas are engaged in an ongoing conflict. There are indications of rising tension throughout the Gulf region in addition to this. Under such circumstances, a group of sixty-four Indian labourers arrived there at the Israeli government's request. India has asked that Israel take extra precautions to ensure the security of these labourers.

Additionally, India has received informal notification from the Israeli government that the security provided to these workers will be equivalent to that provided to the Israeli public at large. India's request is significant because Israel has asked for 10,000 Indian labourers, and recruitment for these workers is currently taking place in numerous cities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal told a press conference here, “The safety of workers is very important for us. Israeli officials have said that there should be complete arrangements for the security of these workers.

Jaiswal did not say whether any specific assurance has been received from Israel regarding the safety of these workers or not, but Israeli government sources have said that a detailed discussion has already taken place among their agencies regarding the safety of the workers. India is a very important strategic partner country and the conditions under which labor is being supplied from here is very important. There will be strong arrangements for their security. Discussions are also going on about where the workers going from India will be appointed. It is not yet clear whether Indian workers will be sent to work in Gaza or along the tense border.

The Foreign Ministry has not provided a definitive response on this. India advised its citizens residing in Israel to leave the country last year when the situation deteriorated following the Hamas attack on Israel. The warning that was issued in this respect is still in effect. Despite this, Indian nationals are increasingly travelling there to work.

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson did not provide a definitive response when questioned about this. He claims that the warning was sent out to the local Indian citizens. There are still a lot of Indians residing there.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer