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Trinamool MPs stage protest over H-1 B Visa issue

Last Modified Monday, 6 February 2017 (14:07 IST)
New Delhi: The All India MPs today staged protest outside Parliament demanding  the early intervention of the government to secure interests of Indian IT firms vis-a-vis proposed H-1B visa order from the new US administration. The party MPs led by senior MPs Swagat Roy and Derek O' Brien and comprising members like Moon Moon Sen, and staged the protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue displaying placards.
 

The placards said: 'Indian IT sector creates and supports jobs globally', 'IT professionals you are our pride we stand by you' and 'Secure interest of Indian IT firms creating value globally'. Several members said at least 70-75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have operational support from Indian IT companies and went onto add that the H-1B visa order will "adversely affect" the Indian IT companies. The move of the Trump administration to ban immigrants from seven Muslim countries has been put on hold by American court. (UNI)
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