Indian Social Forum rescue youth from Mangalore stranded in the Desert in Saudi Arabia


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Al-Jubail:A young man hailing from Moodibidere district in Mangalore was made to work in a desert in Al-Jubail Saudi Arabia as a farm assistant although he came to Saudi Arabia on a job visa for the job of an electrician.

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The Indian Social Forum (ISF) Eastern Province rescued the youth Nagaraj and helped him fly back to India on 3rd November. Nagaraj had passed in the interview conducted at Rolex Tours and Travels agents Mangalore and was promised for the position of Industrial Electrician in a company in Jubail and paid certain amount to the travel agent. But he was conned and forced to work as an assistant in a farm in the in Al-Jubail with no proper food and accommodation.

The company that sponsored him denied fact that the visa of electrician profession was issued to him. And back home, the travel agent demanded SR 9,000.00 (Rs 175,000) from Nagraj’s family to bring him back to India. Nagraj’s brother managed to pay Rs 100,000 to the travel agent but got no response even after several months.

After an ordeal of many months Nagaraj’s brother approached Indian Social Forum member Hasan Kinnigoli for help. Indian Social Forum has been helping stranded
Indians in Saudi Arabia in association with Indian Embassy.

A team of Jubail ISF comprising Hasan Kinnigoli, Imthiyaz Bajpe, Kaiser Kannangar, Ashraf Ullal and Naushad Katipalla met Nagaraj in the desert and assured his safe return.  The ISF team continously followed up with the sponsor company and convinced the management about his situation and ordeal.  Finally ISF was successful in getting  the exit Visa and his pending salary from the company.  Not only this ISF  also successful managed to make the  travel agent pay back the money taken from Nagaraj and his family.

Nagaraj’s family appreciates ISF Support:

Nagaraj’s brother Sukumar appreciated the selfless service of ISF and his mother Gangavati expressed her gratitude to the Indian Social Forum and the team members for extending their relentless support during the most distressed time.

Indian Social Forum’s message to job aspirants wanting to come abroad:

There are several instances occurring in the recent past where the candidates have been being duped by travel agents. It is advisable for candidates to vet the information provided by the agents before falling prey to their false promises.