Breaking diplomatic relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and the United Arab Emirates have created a new Gulf crisis. Countries that have lost diplomatic relations have alleged that Qatar is helping Islamic organisations spreading extremism.
Although Qatar has denied such allegations. The crisis of India has also increased significantly due to Qatar crisis. There are approximately 6-7 lakh Indians living in Qatar. Apart from this, 48 lakh Indians live in Gulf countries. Qatar is a host of World Cup football in 2022 and there are tremendous preparations going on this time. After the Muslim and Christian communities, Hindu is the third largest religious community in Qatar. With the dream of job and future, the news of the problems of the Indians there have been coming out. There have been many cases of bad conditions in labor camps of migrant workers.
The Qatar Crisis And How It Affects India
The biggest thing is that there is also the largest US Army camp in Qatar. Due to its oil and natural gas wells and good investment, Qatar is the best in GDP (GDP) per person in the world. The country with a population of 25 lakh is very rich. Thanks to being a wealthy country, he has made his place in the Gulf countries. In Afghanistan, intervened in efforts to establish peace.
It is well known that Saudi Arabia and many other Gulf countries have been relieving terrorist organizations with money. Financial organizations around the world have funding from them. If Qatar is funding, then what is the problem with these countries?
The problem is the active Muslim Brotherhood organization in Egypt and some other countries. The relationship of Qatar to the Muslim Brotherhood is auspicious. The Muslim Brotherhood strongly opposes monarchy and nobility in Gulf countries. If the Muslim Brotherhood is expanding then it can pose a threat to the monarchy, as in some Arab countries the public has overthrown the monarchy. Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is very much afraid of it.
The country of terrorism is terrorized by the terrorist organization itself. The mutual confrontation of Sunnis is now clearly visible for the first time. During the Arab Revolution in Middle East Asia, Qatar has accused of supporting the former Egyptian President of Qatar. Qatar has accused of creating instability in the region by adopting Muslim Brotherhood, IS and Al Qaeda. Qatar also supports an opponent government located in Libya’s Tripoli city. Qatar’s Sheikh had praised Iran’s anti-Saudi Arabia by giving a controversial statement. Even Saudi Arabia was teasing.
How It Affects India?
Now the most important question is what should India have to do during this crisis. The relations between India and Qatar are quite sweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Qatar in June last year. He is rich in Qatar’s rich H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was invited. The bilateral trade between India and Qatar is billions of dollars.
Indian companies are working on important road, rail and metro projects there. India has a much better relationship than Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi are the largest exporter of crude oil. Qatar liquid is the largest exporter of natural gas. Indian’s life is not affected in Qatar, so India has to adopt a balanced attitude. After countries which broke diplomatic relations, Qatar has not given any indication of bending. Hence, this is expected to cause trouble. With the airspace restricted to neighboring Gulf countries, flights to Europe and other countries for Qatar Airways can be in difficult circumstances. Also, the closure of the Saudi Arabian border can deepen the food crisis.
Egyptians living in Qatar are also living in important areas. With their departure, Qatar may have to face the professionals. Restricting restrictions will also affect Indians living there. Now easily Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will not be able to go In the current conflict, India has to first protect its interests. It is necessary to see how long this conflict is going, because bowing to Qatar will not be easy.