Manama> Kuwait to deport 30,000 expatriates including more than eight thousand Indians in 2022. According to the Ministry of Interior, these expatriates were deported for breaking various laws such as using drugs, beating, stealing, manufacturing counterfeit alcohol, overstaying or their visas, and not following Kuwaiti laws.
Last year, 17,000 men and 13,000 women were deported. 6,400 of the men are Indians. Also included are 3,500 Bangladeshis and 3,000 Egyptians. 1,700 of the women are Indians. Among the women were 3,000 Filipinas, 2,000 Sri Lankans and 1,400 Ethiopians. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Home Affairs will work together to cancel the licenses of deportees undergoing psychiatric treatment and deport them.
The parliamentary committee had asked for this. The Ministry of Health has prepared a list of expatriates receiving treatment in psychiatric hospitals and classified them according to the severity of their illness. People with chronic mental illness will be deported. Most of the 9,272 deportees in the mental health hospital have driving licences. The ministry is also concerned that it increases the risk of accidents for motorists and pedestrians. In addition, the number of drug prescriptions issued to expatriates has exceeded 15,000 in the last five years.
Interior Ministry sources told a local newspaper that it is the country’s right to deport mentally ill people. He also said that the Ministry of Home Affairs can issue a law to deport them without the need for legislation from the Senedd if they are found to be doing harm to the country.
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