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Avert eye loss to Noushad: MPs

Special Correspondent

MPs seek Prime Minister's intervention

NEW DELHI: Members of Parliament from Kerala on Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that Noushad, a Malayali who is facing possible loss of an eye as punishment in Saudi Arabia, did not go through the trauma.

A Shariat court ordered that Naushad's right eye be scooped out and transplanted on the person who claimed he lost his eye in a fight with the Indian. Describing the sentence as a "cruel and barbarian punishment," the MPs pointed out that Noushad's friends offered to pay any amount as compensation.

In a memorandum, the MPs urged the Prime Minister to "intervene and take immediate steps to see that such a cruel punishment is not imposed on this poor worker and help his anxious family members in Kerala."

Chengara Surendran, K.S. Manoj, Varkala Radhakrishnan, Suresh Kurup, P.C. Thomas, N.K. Premachandran, P. Karunakaran, P. Rajendran, M.P. Veerendra Kumar, P. Satheedevi, C.S. Sujatha, Lonappan Nambadan, P.K. Hamza, N.N. Krishnadas, Ajay Chakraborty, S. Sudhakar Reddy and P.P. Koya have signed the memorandum.

Ambassador's word

Our Special Correspondent adds from Thiruvananthapuram:

The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in India Saleh Mohammad Al-Ghamdi informed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy that he was trying for remission of sentence of Noushad. The Ambassador told Mr. Chandy over the phone that he was in touch with the Saudi administration and there was no need for concern.

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