UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2260
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.03.2018
DEATH SENTENCE TO INDIANS IN KUWAIT
2260. SHRI NARAYAN LAL PANCHARIYA:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has taken up the matter regarding award of death sentence to 15 Indian nationals in Kuwait with the Kuwait Government;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether Government has provided legal and consular aid to other Indian nationals lodged in Kuwait jails in securing their release;
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, reasons therefor; and
(e) whether any of these arrested Indian nationals belong to Rajasthan and if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI M.J. AKBAR]
(b) The death sentences have been commuted to life imprisonment.
(c) & (d) Embassy’s consular officers/officials regularly visit Indian nationals lodged in Kuwaiti jails. In all deserving cases, consular/legal assistance and guidance are provided as per Ministry’s guidelines.
(e) State-wise information is not provided by the Kuwaiti authorities.