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.”
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. https://t.co/UGxjGE1Uhf
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 6, 2016
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.