450 jobless Indian workers forced to beg in Saudi, shifted to detention centres
HYDERABAD: Thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and no jobs to survive, 450 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are out on the road, begging.
Work permits of most of these workers from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, and Maharashtra, had expired, forcing them to beg.
In videos that have gone viral, the workers said their only crime was begging after Saudi authorities identified them by going to their rented rooms and shifted them to the Shumaisi detention centre in Jeddah.
Among the workers at the detention centres include 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 10 from Bihar, five from Telangana, four each from Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Karnataka, and one from Andhra Pradesh.
Many workers, who broke down, said they were caught in a hopeless situation. “We have not committed any crime. We were forced to beg because of our situation as we lost our jobs. Now, we are languishing in the detention centres,” a worker complained.
Another said they were going through intolerable levels of hardship for more than four months. “We have seen workers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka being helped by the authorities of their countries and sent back to their respective countries. However, we are stuck here,” a worker rued.
Social worker and MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan said the local authorities shifted the workers to the detention centres after ascertaining that they had been overstaying. “Those who did not have the ‘aqama’ (work permit) were later taken to the detention centres,” Amjed, who is in touch with the workers, told TOI.
社会工作者和MBT领导人Amjed Ullah Khan说，当地当局在确定这些工人已经逾期逗留后，将他们转移到拘留中心。那些没有‘aqama’(工作许可证)的人后来也被带到拘留中心。”
“My brother passed away and my mother is critical. I want to be sent back to India,” a worker said in a video appeal. Amjed has written to Prime minister Narendra Modi, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ausaf Sayeed, brought to their notice the plight of the 450 Indian workers and urged the Centre to help the workers’ return to India.
When TOI contacted the Consulate General of India (CGI), Jeddah, to know if the workers were being helped to return to India, there was no response yet. On September 17, the Pravasi Bhartiya Sahayta Kendra (PBSK), a helpline of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), responded to Amjed Ullah Khan on Twitter and sought details of all the emigrants, their contact numbers and also contact numbers of their families so that they could be helped.
当《印度时报》联系位于吉达的印度总领事馆，询问这些工人是否获得帮助返回印度时，没有得到回应。9月17日，印度外交部的热线电话Pravasi Bhartiya Sahayta Kendra (PBSK)在Twitter上回复了Amjed Ullah Khan，并询问了所有移民的详细信息、他们的联系电话以及他们家人的联系电话，以便他们能够得到帮助。
While 2.4 lakh Indian nationals had reportedly registered to return to India, only 40,000 have been able to come back.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50854.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
these workers have to be patient. the current go nment is busy SSR and Rhea case, Kangana Ranaut cases. as soon as these cases are solved they will revert to you.
STILL, INDIANS WANT TO GO THERE FOR WORKING BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH JOBS IN INDIA BUT SOME INDIANS ARE STILL MAKING LOTS OF CHILDREN AND WHEN GOT IN TROUBLES THEY ARE VERY FIT TO BLAME PM MODI
India is a superpower. It is fighting China with all national resources for useless barren land where not even a single blade of grass can grow. Meantime. Indians are starving in India and overseas Indians are begging in Saudi. What an irony.
The Lie Lama Aka Feku
PM is busy with peacock.....
Why go to Saudi in the first place? India is a better place to beg.
Competition is more in India.
They can beg in India outside Ram Mandir why go to Saudi
we need population control bill otherwise situation become worst.
Population control can only be done by chopping off their penis
People blame modi for unemployment in india and these people are requesting modi to help them come back to India.who should be held responsible for unemployment in saudi?
missing Sushma Saraj.. she was very active helping indian stuck in abroad... we should help them as they r Indians...
Sorry, no sympathyfor these people. All this because they don't want to bear any cost towards ticket. These people ho there to earn more money but wouldn't part with it even in desperate situation. If they were ready to pay for ticket there were ample opportunities to return. Sorry Indian taxpayer should not foot their return ticket. This is nothing to do with religion
is india consulate sleeping their . or watching bally dance
India under BJP has made all middle class Indians beggars!!;
Why are these people staying in Saudi after EXPIRY of work permits? They should have traveled back of their own on expiry of contract. Why depend on embassy or go nment for bringing them back? When they went, did they not plan to come back with their own money?
The Embassy must make arrangements to send them back.
Modi u please resign.
Tomorrow, Modi will be blamed for an earthquake as well.
Lets shift them to Africa. We can send millions more to Africa to teach, be farmers, do business, etc. GO WHERE NEEDED, DESIS.