More stories of the woes of Indian workers in Gulf countries continue to come light by the day; in yet another instance of exploitation, 500 Indian workers in Bahrain have not been paid for months.
Nearly 500 labourers through social media appealed to the Indian government for help saying that for past few months they have not been paid salaries and are living on food handouts. They are employed with a Bahraini private company.
Reaction of the Government
The matter was taken up by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who directed the Indian Embassy in Manama (capital of Bahrain) to look into the matter.
In a separate incident, Telangana government reached out to union minister for help seeking to free 29 Indian workers employed in a company in Saudi Arabia. The minister has ordered the Indian embassy in Riyadh (capital of Saudi Arabia) to look into the case.
It may be recalled that, last year in July, Government had helped nearly 800 Indian workers who had been starving because of lack of money and resources in Saudi Arabia.