Migrant workers are having it hard, in India and in Kuwait. As many as 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait if the West Asian country approves the expat quota bill which was deemed constitutional by Kuwait’s parliament on Monday. Here is all you need to know about the changes undergoing in Kuwait’s expat policy and how it affects Indians – Kuwait’s population problem: Kuwait wants to reduce the number of foreign workers in the country in order to balance the population proportion of Kuwaitis and expats. The expat quota bill: The expat quota bill intends to introduce a ‘quota system’ for employing foreigners in Kuwait in order to address what the Kuwaiti lawmakers term as a ‘demographic imbalance’. How does the bill affect Indian expats: Migrant workers are having it hard, in India and in Kuwait. Why Kuwait is introducing the bill now: The anti-expat sentiment in the Gulf nations has been a recent trend which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and a slump in oil prices.
Kuwait expat bill cleared National Assembly (Parliament) has approved a draft expat quota bill which could result in eight lakh Indians leaving the country. … Kuwait expat bill cleared