Kuwait City : With the timely intervention of Indian Social Forum Kuwait, 2 non-resident Indians returned home safely. Ibrahim from Bangalore and Jayasankar of Tamil Nadu are the 2 victims who had come to Kuwait in search of employment and stranded in Kuwait for nearly 20 months after falling in to the trap of false promises of visa agent. Upon knowing their situation, Indian Social Forum rescued them from this crisis and succeeded in repatriating them.
The Indian Social Forum (ISF), which is working for the welfare of the weaker sections among the expatriates by taking active part in identifying their problems and helping them to resolve the same through possible ways including legal and government channels, appealed Indians who seek employment abroad to take necessary precautions about the fraud visa agents.
Hailing from RT Nagar Bangalore, the 38-year-old Ibrahim Mohammed Yasin who was running his own business as painting contractor in Saudi Arabia and 48-year-old Tamil Nadu origin Jayasankar Manikkamare the two who came to Kuwait in search of new job as well as the greater chance to set up their own business as promised by the visa agent.
The moment Ibrahim and Jayasankar landed in Kuwait in February 2015, they were forced to work as a Driver in a car rental company for 70 Dinar Salary. When they failed to get any salary after being worked for continuous period of 3 months, they had no other option than to resign from their company. As such they decided to go back to India. However, the employer refused to give their Passport. At that point of time, neither they had job nor were they able to go back to their country. As such the life became miserable. In the meantime, a few days ago, Ibrahim’s health condition also worsened. Members of the Social Forum were in touch with him during this period and offered all sorts of assistance.
Earlier, Ibrahim’s family had approached the NRI Forum attached to the Government of Karnataka and requested for assistance. Now, after spending nearly 20 months, with the continuous intervention of the NRI Forum & Indian Social Forum effective both of them reached home safely.