Punjab Minister Writes To Jaishankar, Seeks Intervention In Rescue Of Women Stranded In Muscat

Punjab NRI Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Friday (Could 12) wrote to Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, requesting his intervention in rescuing ladies from the state who had been reportedly stranded in Muscat, Oman’s capital. Dhaliwal requested him to boost the difficulty with the related embassies on humanitarian grounds in an effort to guarantee the ladies’s security and return to India.

In line with the Punjab authorities assertion: “I want to draw your sort consideration concerning the video that had gone viral and the information in some newspapers about Punjabi ladies stranded in Muscat. Most of them went there seeking employment via an agent from Hyderabad as written within the newspaper,” Dhaliwal stated within the letter. 

He additionally acknowledged that the Exterior Affairs Ministry might take acceptable motion in opposition to unscrupulous brokers in order that harmless ladies aren’t duped. 

A video of over 36 Punjabi ladies pleading with Indian authorities to rescue them from unlawful confinement in Oman went viral on social media earlier this month.

The younger ladies had been seen within the video saying that they had been imprisoned for 2 to a few months in an unknown location in Muscat and compelled to work as slaves. “We now have requested the authorities right here (in Muscat), the Punjab authorities, together with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, to help in our rescue and return, however nobody is listening. We’re in massive hassle right here,” all the ladies within the video stated on the similar time.

Following this, Rajya Sabha MP Vikramjit Singh Sahney coordinated with the Indian Embassy in Muscat and discovered that they had been delivered to Oman beneath the guise of in search of employment.

A few of them had been pressured to enter Oman from the UAE-Oman border by way of Al Ain with the help of touts on either side of the border. They overstayed as a result of their visas had been time-limited and had been unable to return to Punjab till their overstay penalties had been paid to Oman courts or their employment bonds had been launched by their sponsors upon fee.

36 ladies had been stranded within the nation, together with these from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Moga, Mohali, and Chandigarh.

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