Saudi Arabia Orders Release Of 850 Indian Prisoners

New Delhi: In view of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s visit to India, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners who were lodged in its jails.

This was informed by External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, who said the decision was taken on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Another big deliverable! At the request of the PM, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in Saudi jails,” Kumar said in a tweet.

Raveesh Kumar also informed that Prince Salman has also announced an increase in the quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 2 lakh at the request of Prime Minister Modi. At present, the Haj quota for Indians is about 1.75 lakh.

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