Some young people have been badly cheated by the agents saying that they have good jobs in Dubai. Apart from Dubai they were left at a construction site in Libya. They were forced to grind beef without any salary. It is known that they were told to work for 15 hours a day. Recently, they were withdrawn by the government.
First Published Mar 6, 2023, 3:45 PM IST
New Delhi: 12 Indians have fallen victim to the fake job racket. They were taken to Libya, believing that they would be offered well-paid jobs in Dubai. There they got beef chakiri. They were made to work as slaves for 15 hours a day without being paid at a construction site. If you refuse to work, you will be attacked. The central government rescued those 12 victims. Brought safely to our country. The National Minority Commission and the Union Ministry of External Affairs have jointly brought back Indians stranded in Libya.
During the corona epidemic, many people lost their jobs and ended up on the streets. After that, whatever work they could find, they made a living doing it. 12 such people are ready to go to another country to earn money. They were attracted by some Sikh agents. They crossed the country in the months of December and January. They were sent to a foreign country hoping to get jobs and good salaries in Dubai. National Minorities Commission Chairman Iqbal Singh Lalpura said that some unemployed youth in Punjab have become victims of job scams.
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After the victims were taken to Libya, they were shown by employees of private companies. But, they made commitments without giving salaries. Lalpura urged the Union Ministry to protect them. The Indian Embassy in Tunisia has also been contacted for this.
According to the embassy, a local from Benghazi, Libya came forward to give them humanitarian assistance. He made relief supplies to the stranded Indians there.
With the help of the ministry and embassies, four of the 12 were first brought to India from Libya on February 12. Meanwhile, the Center said in a statement that the rest of the Indians were brought back on March 2.
Last Updated Mar 6, 2023, 3:55 PM IST