At least 90 Indian workers have been arrested for violent
protests by workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during
the weekend while their 3,900 compatriots have been released
after a brief detention.
Over 4500 South Asians, mostly Indians, had been taken
into custody after the protests by workers to press their
demands for better wages and working conditions at a labour
camp in the UAE.
Those arrested for alleged involvement in violence total
159, including 90 Indians.
of the others, including 3900 Indians, have been released
after giving an undertaking, both orally and in writing,
that they have no grievance with the employers and had
not participated in violence.