Sushma Swaraj Rescues Hyderabad Woman Trafficked To Oman; Another Stranded In Saudi Arabia Needs Help
The Logical Indian Crew India
May 16th, 2019 / 6:44 PM
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A Hyderabad woman has been rescued five months after she was trafficked to Oman on the pretext of a job. The woman, Kulsum Banu, thanked External Affairs Ministers Sushma Swaraj for her help and support in the matter.
Allegedly, an agent named Abrar had offered Banu a job in Muscat. The job was that of a beautician in a beauty parlour with a salary of Rs 30,000. However, upon reaching Muscat, her employers made her work as a housemaid. Further, the agency allegedly locked her up in a room for 10 days without food, and also beat her up.
Banu later approached the Indian Embassy there, who kept her in their embassy for four months. She then contacted her daughter and told her about what had happened.
After her daughter complained about the matter to the Union Minister, the Indian Embassy paid a fine of five thousand Riyal imposed on her, and let her return to India.
“I reached Hyderabad on May 8 with the help of EAM Sushma Swaraj and Indian Embassy in Oman. I would like to thank Sushma Swaraj and Indian Embassy,” Banu told ANI, as reported by NDTV.
A Hyderabad-based woman, Rehmath Begum, told ANI that her sister is allegedly stranded in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and sought Sushma Swaraj’s help.
“An agent Tabassum and three other agents had approached my sister Ghousia Begum and offered her a good job in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saying my sister will not have much work and can earn well there,” Rehmath Begum said.
Ghousia Begum left for Saudi Arabia on March 14, 2019. Rehmath Begum alleged that ever since her sister reached, she is being made to do heavy work and is continuously being tortured. She is not being given enough food and water and also being made to work as a housemaid in four to five houses.
Rehmath Begum tried to contact the agent, but they were unreachable.
“I request External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to rescue my sister as she is facing problems there and is not keeping well,” India Today quoted Rehmath Begum as saying.
The Logical Indian condemns what the agents did and urges that strict action is taken against them, it also urges women from different parts of the world to be careful while accepting job offers.
It is important to do a thorough background check of the agents offering the job and to be alert and aware of the condition of women in countries like these, before accepting the offer.
We request External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help the stranded woman in Riyadh.
Written by : Sumanti Sen
Edited by : Shweta Kothari