Indians in Qatar

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Indians in Qatar
Regions with significant populations
Doha • Madinat ash Shamal
Languages
Malayalam • Tamil • English • Arabic
Religion
Islam • Christianity • Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Person of Indian Origin

The community of Indians in Qatar includes Indian expatriates in Qatar, as well as people born in Qatar of Indian origin. The Indian population in the country currently stands at around 720,000.[1]

Overview[edit]

More and more Indian students in Qatar, especially Doha, are opting for distance education programmes after passing their higher secondary examinations. After clearing their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams, the students are making a beeline for the various distance education programmes offered by a number of Indian universities in Qatar.[2]

Controversy[edit]

According to media reports and Indian government figures published on February 17, 2014 more than 1000 Indians working in Qatar have died in the past two years, obtained by news wire AFP under right of information laws According to the Indian embassy in Qatar, 237 workers died in 2012 and 218 in 2013 up to December 5, at a rate of 20 fatalities each month. The figures follow similar data revealed to AFP by the Nepalese embassy in Doha last month, showing 191 deaths recorded in 2013, with many of them from "unnatural" heart failure, compared with 169 the year before. The Indian embassy did not give details about the circumstances of the deaths, but the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said the data showed an "exceptionally high mortality rate".[3]

Education[edit]

Indian schools in Qatar include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1000-Indian-workers-die-in-World-Cup-host-Qatar-in-4-years/articleshow/30746906.cms

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