NRIs: Kenyan Indians Safe: Minister


     Safety of Indians anywhere in the world must be a concern of the Indian Government.

Not only physical safety but also their properties freedom of work,  culture, and worship.

Indians in Kenya are safe: Vayalar Ravi

NEW DELHI: Indians in Kenya are safe after the east African country witnessed riots following election results on Sunday, said Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday.

“All Indians (in Kenya) are safe,” Ravi said.

The minister said no ethnic Indian has been targeted during the rioting that has engulfed Kenya. On Monday, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to take up with Kenya the issue of safety of Gujaratis residing in that country.

He specifically mentioned the case of 400 Gujaratis who apparently were forced to take shelter in a Swaminarayan temple in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu. Modi also expressed concern over the rampant looting of property belonging to Gujaratis in the violence.