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Salmiya residents, police in talks ‘Report crime incidents’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: The Coordination Committee of Indian Residents of Salmiya organized an interaction with Area Commander of Salmiya & his team recently in the Indian Community School auditorium. Captain Meshal Al-Mutairi, Lt Dhari Al-Shammari, Lt Dawood Faridhoon took part in the event. Captain Meshal Al Mutairi and his colleagues were accorded a rousing reception by the members of the coordination committee. This goodwill meeting was a grand success in terms of residents’ participation and confidence-building.

Basheer Batha, general convener of the committee, welcomed the gathering. In his address, he spelt out the reasons for inviting the esteemed guests and the community for an interaction. He said that such meetings will help to facilitate better interaction between the residents and the authorities.

Vijay Karayil, Chairman of the Salmiya Residents Coordination Committee, delivered the presidential address and highlighted the support Indians receive from the Kuwait authorities. He underlined that the Indians in Kuwait are indebted and grateful to the rulers of Kuwait for their benevolence and kind hospitality.  He informed the community members that, in the context of crimes by some miscreants in the area,   the coordination committee contacted Ambassador of India, Satish C Mehta and found full support from the Embassy officials. Indian Embassy represented the matter to Ministry of Interior and organized a meeting of the community with the authorities in Salmiya in the presence of Balram Upadhyay. Balram Upadhyay is the Counsellor, Consular & Chief Welfare Officer, of the Indian Embassy. Vijay further informed the gathering that the Salmiya police authorities were very patient and understanding and promised to look into the matter provided proper police complaints were filed. He also prompted the community members to register the case in the police station and assured them that the bilingual volunteers of the committee would help them as and when required.

Mukhtar Marouf and Harjinder Singh, patrons of the committee presented a memento to Captain Meshal Al-Mutairi and Adv Razak M. Payyoli and Sunil P. Antony, Convenors, presented mementoes to Lt Dhari Waleed Al-Shammari and Lt Dawood Faridoon.

Captain Meshal whole-heartedly praised the Indian community for their peace-loving nature and prompted them to register their complaints with the nearest police station. He assured the Indians that they would get full cooperation from Kuwait police in the event of any untoward incident.

Four volunteers came forward to help the community at any moment of time and gave their names and contact numbers. In conclusion,  Mehaboob Kappad, Convenor of the Committee, presented the vote of thanks.


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