New Delhi, June 8: A Hyderabadi woman, who was sent to Saudi Arabia in hopes of a good job but was trapped there, has thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Indian Embassy for helping her to get back to India. Also Read - Saudi Man Jumps on Back of Rare Whale Shark & Rides Along While Holding Fin | Watch Viral Video
Speaking to news agency ANI, Ameena Begum said, “I was told I have to take care of kids but I was made to work as a maid, that too at three houses and employers were abusive also. My family wrote to EAM (Sushma Swaraj). I thank her and the Indian Embassy who helped me to get back”. Also Read - Hajj 2020: Muslims Begin Socially-Distanced Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca, Beautiful Pictures Emerge Online | Watch
29-year-old Ameena, who was rescued by the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia in February this year, had told that she was also forced to beg for food at wedding functions by one of her employers. Also Read - Saudi Arabia Limits Expat Repatriation Plan | Know Details Here
“An agent approached me and offered me a good job as a beautician in Saudi Arabia with 1,000 riyal per month. I left for Saudi and after landing there I realised there was no such job and the agent kept me in a house as maid servant,” the woman had told ANI.
“When I confronted and said I want to return back to India, they said they will not send me back and in turn they demanded two lakhs rupees from me to do so. Later, I faced health issues but they did not even take me to the hospital. The employer had also told me to beg and bring food from marriages and functions but I refused to go,” she added.
The woman has now demanded stringent actions against the agents.