A video shared by Abdul Sattar Makandar, an Indian working as a driver for AL Suroor United Group in Saudi Arabia sharing his agonising story of how he is being ill-treated by his employers in Saudi Arabia on YouTube has been doing the rounds of social media. The video shows him appealing to a person in India to save him and bring him back to India from the cruelty he is facing. Makandar who hails from Karnataka, has been stuck in Saudi Arabia for the last three years. His employers are not allowing him to go back to India and he is not being given salary and sufficient food.
This is not the first instance of an Indian being tortured to such an extent. In December last year, a video surfaced of three men from Kerala, being brutally tortured at the hands of their Saudi Arabian employer. There are close to 9 million Indian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia . Often these workers have to face severe human rights abuse.
In most of the cases, the workers are deceived from India with false hope of opportunities in abroad. Tempted by such offers, these workers land up into this modern form of slavery in Gulf nations. Hope the department of External Affairs will look into the matter and take measures to stop such atrocities at the earliest.
Let’s Spread The Word As Far As Possible, And Let Abdul Be Saved…
( Courtesy : Logical Indian )