In a deeply humanitarian gesture, the UAE government provided a hefty ex-gratia compensation to the family of an Indian worker who passed away while serving in that country.
Diplomatic Square spoke to Manoj Pal Singh, the brother of Krishan Pal Singh, an Indian national and residing in village Labkari, P.S. Deoband, District Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Krishan Pal was an unskilled worker who died in UAE in October 2015.
The UAE ambassador to India, His Excellency, Dr Ahmed Al Banna handed over the cheque to Krishan Pal’s sole legal heir, Mantilesh Mithles, the mother of the deceased in the presence of his brother in law and brother Manoj Pal Singh on 21st January, 2017.
This was the first case of compensation out of total six cases. All the legal process and documentation for the family of Late Krishan Pal was handled by Radhey Krishna Legal Aid Foundation, a charitable trust that provides free legal support and advice to the financial weaker section of society.
When Diplomatic Square spoke to Manoj Pal and his family, they were on onboard a train going back to their village in Saharanpur. Manoj Pal expressed his deepest gratitude and indebtedness to the UAE government, Ambassador Dr Al Banna for this kind gesture and to Radhey Krishna Legal Aid Foundation for their free and selfless legal services. They felt, here after, due to this support from UAE Government, they will be able to lead a quality-life which Krishan Pal Singh had aspired for his family when he left the Indian shores to work in UAE.
Historically, India and the Arab countries have enjoyed great proximity and warm relations and this gesture will go a long way in re-assuring the Indian expatriate community of justice and support in event of any tragic development. Over 4 million Indian expatriates have made UAE their second home.
Source : Diplomatic Square