New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Saudi Arabian government has launched the "Nation Without Violations" campaign to allow illegal migrants to leave. The Saudi government has set up a center in Riyadh to facilitate the exit of Indian nationals under the government's amnesty program.
According to the counselor at the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, 20,131 Indian nationals had so far applied to return to India. Most of these people are from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the rest of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states.
"I am very happy and thankful to the Saudi government for the amnesty. For the past four years, I have been living in an extremely bad condition. I had worked in several companies but very few of them paid. Here in Saudi Arabia, the condition of workers is not good. I am returning empty handed from here but still, I am happy that I will finally meet my family," Mohammed Atif, one of the workers from Uttar Pradesh, told Sputnik.
The Saudi Arabian government has decided to waive visa fees for the one-way exit visa while the workers have to arrange for the flight tickets home.