Chittoor: Women from Chittoor and some regions in Telangana, who landed in Muscat in search of livelihood, were forced to work without any salaries for the past seven months.
Escaping from the clutches of the employers, they reached the Indian Embassy in Muscat and they are appealing to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments for their help in ensuring their passage to India.
The victims posted a video describing their nightmare in Kuwait and seeking help from the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments.
K Rajamma, D Rani and few others from Kammapalli village under KV Palli Mandal of Chittoor district went to Kuwait in search of livelihood. They alleged that they were forced to work in dangerous surroundings without proper food and shelter and without salaries, in violation of the contract.
Similarly, women from Telangana said that they have been facing many problems in Kuwait as the employers have been harassing them physically and mentally. They lamented that although they managed to escape, their passports are still with the employers.
In her message, one Lakshmi said that she was physically tortured, starved and forced to stay without salaries.
“I reached Indian Embassy in Kuwait, but the authorities failed to take any steps and some of the victims have been suffering from various diseases,” she added.
The relatives of the victims approached the police and requested them to help the stranded women and bring them back to India and also initiate action against agents who cheated them.
Sources said that the Embassy officials have promised to initiate proceedings in a couple of weeks and send the stranded workers back home.
A few weeks back women from West Godavari district, who went Kuwait to work as domestic help, sent WhatsApp videos from there seeking help to return home as they unable to bear the turmoil any longer.