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NRI pays for release of debt-ridden Indian prisoners in Dubai

NRI pays for release of debt-ridden Indian prisoners in Dubai
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A Dubai-based Indian businessman has come forward on Wednesday to provide financial assistance to help the release of debt-ridden Indian prisoners who ...

A Dubai-based Indian businessman has come forward on Wednesday to provide financial assistance to help the release of debt-ridden Indian prisoners who have been imprisoned for unpaid debts.

Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers, joined a charitable drive by the Consulate General of India (CGI) Dubai to provide relief to imprisoned Indians who have appealed for help on humanitarian grounds. As part of the drive, five prisoners have been currently released from Merchant’s financial assistance. An amount of over $20,000 was donated to settle the debts.
“We have always supported CGI initiatives to help the underprivileged and now we have extended our help to those in prison for unpaid debts. The release of these five prisoners is the first step,” Merchant said.
“Many Indians come to the UAE with big dreams and they prosper but there are others who get trapped in financial crisis due to unfortunate circumstances often out of their control,” he said. Merchant said the Indian Consulate evaluated the cases of those who appealed to them for help in settling financial debts and they bear the expenses for their release.
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