“Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that several Information Technologists and IT Entrepreneurs working in the Netherlands have been recently subjected to immense harassments, including unauthorised detention in custody in that country and in England;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether similar hostility has been shown to Indian IT entrepreneurs by the administration in several South East Asian countries also in the recent past; and
(d) the steps, if any taken by Government to seek assurance from the administration of at least the friendly countries in Europe to restraint themselves from treating the Indian IT personnels and entrepreneurs shabbily, in future?”
Question by Shri S.S. Ahluwalia to the Minister of External Affairs of India, asked in the Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament), marked as “to be answered on May 8, 2003”.