Andhra Pradesh minister for non-resident Indian welfare, Palle
Raghunatha Reddy has sought the help of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma
Swaraj to rescue women from states like Andhra and Telangana. These women
languishing in jails in Gulf States
after they attempted to flee abusive employers or overstayed their visas.
Women from Andhra Pradesh and the neighbouring state of
Telangana are sold like products in a retail shop, Reddy wrote in a letter sent
to Swaraj last week.
"Sold like products in a retail shop"
He also urged the government to take steps to bring them
to their native areas safely by providing free travel and necessary visa
documents adding that embassy officials in Gulf countries should be asked to
interfere and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter to
those in distress.
He also claimed that women from India
are being sold "Women are being sold to the tune of 400,000 rupees ($6,000)
in Saudi Arabia and between 100,000
($1,500) to 200,000 rupees ($3,000) in Bahrain,
United Arab Emirates and Kuwait," he
The minister's letter comes amid reports of women trapped
in Gulf countries seeking help from the government to rescue them. There is no
official data on the exact count of the migrants stranded in Gulf countries but
experts put the numbers in tens of thousands, many of them in jail.
These include women who leave their villages to take up
jobs overseas paying up to three times more than in India, putting their fate in the
hands of recruitment agents, who often dupe them. (Indian media reports)
Shocking! Women For Sale In Saudi Arabia and Bahrain((1500 Dollars Onward) 4.55SEEKER Thursday, 26 May 2016 Andhra Pradesh minister for non-resident Indian welfare, Palle Raghunatha Reddy has sought the help of Indian External Affairs Minister Sus...