Sushma Swaraj again: Indian expatriate who walked 1,000 km to Dubai courts is back home

Jagannathan Selvaraj, 48, attended over two years of court proceedings in Dubai in his bid to return 1to his village Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2016 1:07 pm
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Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the man who reportedly walked 1,000 km in 20 trips to seek justice in Dubai has been brought back to India and has returned to his village. In a tweet, Swaraj said,”We have brought him back to India and sent him to his village. He went up and down to the court 20 times over a year. That made it 1000 Kms.”

According to a report, originally published in Khaleej Times, Indian expatriate Jagannathan Selvaraj, 48, attended over two years of court proceedings in Dubai in his bid to return to his village Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. Selvaraj in an interview to Khaleej Times said he had to bear traffic, heat, sandstorm and exhaustion to make it to the court proceedings over a span of two years. He said he is living in a public parking area and is desperate to be home. Selvaraj, according to the interview, wished to return to India after the death of his mother two years ago but he was not allowed permission to attend the funeral.

Last week, after reading Selvaraj’s story on a leading news website, Swaraj said in a tweet that she will be asking for a report from Indian Embassy in Dubai regarding the matter. “I have asked for a report from Indian Embassy in Dubai,” Swaraj wrote on Twitter.

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  1. Jai Kumar
    Dec 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm
    one act of kindness is worth more than thousands of Photo ops and protests.
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      Rajesh Thakker
      Dec 6, 2016 at 8:21 am
      Very good ms swaraj... please also fire the staff in dubai emby if they are guilty... people get fired when work is not done in any organization...same should be for government organization...even more so..
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        Abhivadan Vashisht
        Dec 6, 2016 at 8:58 am
        Feels good to see such leaders in Indian politics after a long long time. She has helped so many Indians stuck in problems abroad. Great job!
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          Syed Ehsan
          Dec 6, 2016 at 8:19 am
          Sushma Didi, you are the best.
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            Dec 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm
            We needed Sushmaji as PM. What a horrible twist of fate that we got someone else instead ! She has been on the ball throughout her tenure. Without roaming around the world taking selfies she has quietly and efficiently carried out various humanitarian gestures both publicised and in private to help distress persons. May her tribe increase ! Salute !
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