Not paid, youths stuck in Kuwait seek help - ECAS Punjab

Not paid, youths stuck in Kuwait seek help

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Khanna, June 8

About 600 youths from Punjab who went looking for greener pastures in Kuwait are stuck there amid the outbreak of Covid-19. They want to return to India but their employer companies are allegedly not giving them their passports and they are forced to live without money and proper food. They rue that they have requested all concerned but no one has come forward to help them.

Tale of woes

  • Manpreet Singh, a resident of Bhatian village, says he and some other youths of his village and others from across Punjab are stuck in Kuwait and are eagerly waiting to return home.
  • He says they worked in AGL Company but the work there had stopped about three months ago due to the pandemic.
  • Thereafter, the company allegedly refused to pay them and the management is not even returning their passports.

Manpreet Singh, a resident of Bhatian village near Machiwara, says he and some other youths of his village and others from across Punjab are stuck in Kuwait and are eagerly waiting to return home. He says they worked in AGL Company but the work there had stopped about three months ago due to the pandemic. Thereafter, the company allegedly refused to pay them and the management is not even returning their passports. He says they are only given rice to eat and that too isn't adequate for them.

The youths say there is no hope of their work resuming in a few months and they cannot go on living without money or proper food. They they have been trying to communicate with the Indian Embassy for many days, but no one is allegedly heeding to their pleas. They say they have also appealed to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann, philanthropist SPS Oberoi and others to help them return to their families.



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