7890 Indians in foreign prisons; Most are in prisons in Gulf countries

According to the Center for Parliamentary Research, 7890 Indians are currently being held in prisons around the world. Until February 2021, this is valid. Approximately half of them are currently imprisoned in the Gulf states. The data was presented in Parliament by Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan. More than half of India’s detainees are believed to be in the Persian Gulf.

The largest number of Indian prisoners are held in Saudi Arabia.

There are currently 1570 individuals detained in Saudi Arabian prisons.

A total of 1292 Indian prisoners are being held in the United Arab Emirates.

Kuwait has 460 Indians in custody, Qatar has 439, Bahrain has 178, Oman has 40, and Iran has 70.

For various crimes, around 2,000 Indian nationals are currently being detained in other countries’ prisons.

Nepal is home to 886 inmates.

Pakistani prisons currently house 524 inmates.

Currently, the United States is home to 267 Indians who are serving time for various crimes.

In the United Kingdom, there are 373 prisoners.

It has been reported that legal aid is being provided to the Indians imprisoned abroad, and that discussions are taking place with the countries in which they are held.

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