India need not panic over countries snapping ties with Qatar: Expert

According to a study, there are around 1.5 lakh Keralites in Qatar.

By: IANS | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: June 5, 2017 4:05 pm

There is nothing to panic for Indians in general and Keralites in particular over Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE deciding to snap diplomatic ties with Qatar, a leading migration expert said Thiruvananthapuram.

Speaking to IANS, S. Irudayarajan, senior faculty at the Centre for Development Studies who heads the migration unit, said if these countries ask their nationals in Qatar to return to their countries, the immediate gain would be for South Asia.

According to a study by Irudayarajan, there are around 1.5 lakh Keralites in Qatar.

“One thing for certain is that there will be short-term gains for South Asia as the Qatar economy will have to move on and jobs will be there for the taking. But it’s too early to say what the long term effects would be,” said Irudayarajan, adding that one has to now watch if these countries ask their nationals to return.

“As long as India does not send any such notification of recall, Indians in Qatar need not worry. Long term implications have to be studied, and the Indian government should start studying it closely,” added Irudayarajan.

According to reports, Saudi Arabia was also cutting land, air and sea contact with Qatar. The four countries have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism.

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    kushal kumar
    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:34 am
    'Readers may recall this Vedic astrology writer’s one of the predictions concerning global affairs during year 2017 made in 2016 to say that ociations or unions or societies of such like en ies or conglomeration may p through serious fissures and may even break away in vulnerable locations round the globe. A time has come when ociations or unions or societies or such like collection of en ies could either break-away or show serious fissures of breaking away round the globe. A kind of “Kolahal†of that kind could take shape in ongoing times , particularly between 24 June to September 2017, more so between 19 August to 4 September 2017. While these are indications of likely scenario which may shape up , these may not be construed to be having a deterministic or certainty character as human more care and appropriate strategy has weight.''
    1. Sankaran Krishnan
      Jun 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm
      It is better to closely watch the developments at Qatar because if our countrymen not able to return voluntarily because of the snapping of ties by the neighboring countries and how Qatar is going to manage the snap of ties from these Countries will decide the fate of our Nationals living at Qatar. As said by those Countries withdraw their Nationals from Qatar will it benefit India which is short term or long term gain and once normalcy is restored what will happen if our Nationals are asked to leave Qatar ??? Let us wait and watch the development and let the experts decide how to go about it ???