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Job fraud: 35 youths from Mangaluru deprived salaries in Kuwait; MLA Kamath assures help


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, May 24: In what may be termed as an alleged employment fraud, as many as 35 youths from Mangaluru are reportedly trapped in Kuwait after they were allegedly falsely promised lucrative jobs by an agency.

In a video that has gone viral, the youths are heard saying that they went to Kuwait on employment visa through the city-based Manikya Associates, a placement agency owned by a person named Prasad Shetty.

 

"Prasad Shetty of Manikya Associates took Rs 65,000 from each of us 35, and sent us to Kuwait to work for a firm called Carriage. But upon reaching Kuwait, we realised that it was a totally different firm. We have been here for six months but still we have not been given salaries. Today, the company informed us that they would stop providing us food also from now onwards," they said in their message.

"Our families are in poor financial condition. We do not have money and we are helpless. We request the media and all political leaders of Mangaluru to help us. A total of 200 Indians are here, out of whom 35 are from Mangaluru," they said.

In the video message, the group of youths said that they have not been given salary and proper food for the past five months. They do not have money to buy food either.

Speaking to Daijiworld over the phone from Kuwait, Abubakker from Bajal, who is among the 35 youths, said, "After taking our money, Prasad Shetty cheated us, and now he is threatening to put all of us in Kuwait jail. He recruited 200 Indians for Carriage company, but after landing here in Kuwait, we realised that the Carriage company had been given the contract to recruit employees for another firm called ENSEEM, which has been blacklisted in Kuwait.

"There is no proper employment agreement and the company has not given jobs to a majority of the people who came here. A few got jobs but have not been paid for the past five-six months. Four people were injured in an accident while delivering food (majority of the youths got employed as delivery boys for food service companies), but the company did not give them treatment. Now they are bedridden and consuming pain killers to survive," he said.

"Initially a few of us received between 20 to 40 Kuwait Dinars after repeated requests, but after that, no one has been given any salary. From today, the company has stopped giving us food also. When we contacted the Indian embassy, they told us to escape, so that once Kuwaiti police arrest us, we will be deported to India anyway," he added.

The youths appealed to Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath to step in and help them come back to their hometown.

MLA Kamath has responded to the video saying that he would do his best to get them back to Mangaluru. "I have noticed the video of the youngsters who are having issues in Kuwait created by Manikya Associat(es) in providing jobs and now suffering without food too. I am following up with almost everybody and will try my level best in getting the boys back.

"I have spoken to authorities concerned, and will even take this matter to the highest persons in the government. Please do have patience and let us all make sure that these youngsters return safely to Kudla (Mangaluru)," he said.

Kamath futher said that for the immediate relief of the youths, he would contact a friend in Kuwait and ask him to help the youths with food and other essentials. "Once I get their passport copies through my friend, I will send them to the central government and request the government to urge the Kuwait authorities to take action against the guilty parties," he said. 

"I urge the 35 youths not to panic or worry. As MLA, I will do everything in my power to rescue them, and take the help of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and also our government. It is our responsibility. We will bring them back as soon as possible. I appeal to everyone not to panic," he added.

Daijiworld's calls to Prasad Shetty of Manikya Associates went unanswered.


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  • KBR /Malpe, udupi

    Sun, May 26 2019

    INIDAN EMBASSY AUTHORITIES ARE SLEEPY ..REAL FEELS SORRY TO OUR HOME BOYS..YOUR A WONDERFUL LEADER Mr. KAMATH HATS OFF TO YOU SIR.. WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU...

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  • Y.S.KARKERA, UDUPI MUMBAI

    Sat, May 25 2019

    I HOPE SUCH FRAUD AGENTS ARE NABBED AND BROUGHT TO BOOK.

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  • Y.S.KARKERA, UDUPI MUMBAI

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Best wishes with shri Vedavyas Kamath ji, hope all our leaders will get together in bringing our Tulunadu folks back (and all other Indians as well).
    Kamath Mam na mith vishwasa ittinait papa dakalegu kashta kalodu arena nenapu aand.
    tuluappe na sahaya areg yepala undu.
    all our prayers are with our boys there.
    jai Tulunadu.

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  • Mohammed Muneer, Bunder Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Well done Vedavyas Kamath Sir

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  • Babu, Kaikamba

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Put the culprit behind the bar

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Only our Madam Sushma Swaraj can help these 35 youths from Kuwait.
    GOD Bless.

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  • Raju, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Now people want Modi government to help them. Else they will curse the government.

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, Mangalore, India

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Government has the responsibility to help immediately its citizens, whether they have voted for against is immaterial. Even I will not vote Modiji, reasons reasons are purely my own personal opinion and evaluation of the performance of last 5 years.

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  • ashok, KUDLA CITY/NAMMA MANGALURUR

    Sat, May 25 2019

    BELOVED MLA VEDAVYAS KAMATH ALREADY REACHED THEM WITH HIS CONTACT AND EMBASSY...GREAT JOB MLA SIR, VERY NEAR FUTURE YOU WILL M.P.CANDIDATE FOR SURE....JAI HIND

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  • Tidy, Mlore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Innumerable organisations are there in kuwait in the name of kudla and mangalore, nw we see all r useless.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Only Sushma Swaraj can help ...

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  • Mangalore, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Please help this people.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Good gesture of the MLA which is commendable.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Our own lands people are putting poor youths in problem fall.Again again ,are warned to take care not to get trapped by agents.Still this business is flourishing,and giving them thousands of rupees in advance.Now crying in a sand filled desert.Whether these MLAs will help as promised is a question now.They are busy with their political ambitions are not available for any questions.Are these youngsters ,any one of them have any professional degrees or only daily wagers?May God give to them timely help and slip off from kuwait jail.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Rita
    Mr Kamath is sincere and trying his best to help these youths thru his contacts in golf as well as in the Govt. Instead of Doubting kamaths efforts why don't you try to help them financially or personally? It is very easy to critisise any body but v difficult to help who r in trouble. Why the State Govt can't help? Oh sorry they r themselves busy in blame game for the defeat particularly crying CM for the defeat of his son and dad

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 26 2019

    @Rathan mangalore,I think you misunderstood me completely.I never said Mr.kamaths efforts ,but the agent who sent these guys taking a lot of money.I quite agree with kamaths efforts.And to help finacially or otherway it is a question I would not go further to explain in media.Kindly understand this ,I just asked if there are any professionals in that batch,because we here dont accept anyone here except some professionals like IT .engineers or Nurses are badly needed.but have to study first basic language.Hope now atleast you understand what I meant.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, New York, USA.

    Sat, May 25 2019

    Rita, Germany,
    I agree with your comment to some extent. All those who go to gulf countries don't need to be professionals in their jobs. I also worked in Dubai for couple of years in a reputed company and then migrated to US with my wife, daughter, and son. Both my children are well educated and holding good jobs. I and my wife are retired after working in different hospitals. I thank God for his help as we travel to India as we have two houses for our leisure and also to US every time we feel like. I feel sorry that these people have been cheated and stranded in Kuwait.

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  • shilpa, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 27 2019

    MS Rita... You have already doubt on Kamath's effort... you have already said "Whether these MLAs will help as promised is a question now.They are busy with their political ambitions are not available for any questions" ....
    inspite of busy schedule also he has tried his best and contacted his friend and embasy in kuwait.. all the possible ways he has tried and helped too.. so kindly dont have that question mark in your mind for such great MLA'S who work hard...

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  • LC MADANTHYAR, Madanthyar

    Fri, May 24 2019

    At least better than some MP, keep it up !!!

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Mangalore pride and Mangalore present and permanent MLA Vedavyas Kamath will definitely solve this problem. God Bless him

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Keep fingers crossed.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Nalin Kumar do something to help these youngsters. Show the people you there to help them.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Hope our MLA opens his account in helping the people who voted him...

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  • Kuttichathe, Kudla

    Sat, May 25 2019

    They voted him ,I don't think show, akleg gothu bell malthunda vedavyas malpavoli pand so, ejinda ut kadar da kendoli atha , y didn't they asked help from him, coz apuji pand gothund

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, May 25 2019

    No, they didn't vote him, even though it is Kamath's responsibility to help them out ....

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Voting doesn't come here .... helping them is duty ... Kamath will ask help from Sushma Swaraj

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  • shilpa, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 27 2019

    am damn sure they didnt vote him... they have voted U.T.khader.. and they know very well that he wont help them..

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