Indian embassy in Kuwait taking steps for return of Mangalurean youths

Daijiworld Media Network – Kuwait (SB)

Kuwait, May 28: Indian community leaders here on Tuesday May 28 met Indian embassy officials in Kuwait and sought the embassy's immediate intervention with regard to the 35 youths from Mangaluru who are stranded in the country after they were allegedly cheated by a placement agency.

As reported earlier, 35 youths from Mangaluru were promised jobs in Kuwait by Manikya Associates run by Prasad Shetty, upon payment of Rs 65,000 by each person. However, upon reaching Kuwait, they realised that they the company they had been recruited for was totally different. For the past five-six months, they have been deprived salaries and proper food. In a video message, the youths had sought help of public and politicians back home.

On the request of Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath who had promptly responded to the youths' appeal, the office-bearers and members of Indian Engineers Association, Kuwait reviewed the procedure of sending back the 35 youths home.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Mohandas Kamath, a well-known Indian community leader in Kuwait said, "We met Sibi U S, the second secretary of Indian Embassy today and enquired about the 35 youths who were cheated by a recruiting agency. He confirmed that the embassy has received a mail from Sushma Swaraj, minister of external affairs of India. Responding to our query, Indian ambassador K Jeevan Sagar and Sibi met the general manager of Public Authority of Manpower (PAM).

"Hearing the issue regarding 35 Mangalureans out 74 Indians, the GM of PAM immediately blocked the file of the employment company and summoned the management of the carriage company (to which they had been recuited) issuing a day-long deadline.

"Further, the authority will ask the company to pay the pending salaries of the youths and return tickets as well. If they fail to pay and arrange the tickets, government of India will take initiative to bring the youths back to India through the Indian embassy. Eid is near and government offices will remain closed here for a week. So there will be a little delay in the procedure," he said.

Engineers India’s former chairman Inbatamizh Ilangovan, Joseph Panicker, B Sekhar and Manjeshewar Mohandas Kamath were in the delegation.



Comment on this article

  • sathish shetty, Mangalore/Hongkong

    Wed, May 29 2019

    I am very sad to know that a Bunt did this . while appreciating the action taken by the MLA and other representatives of the people and our beloved Minister Sushma Swarage who sent directions to the Indian Embasy in Kuwait the person who is responsible for this should be punished. He should be put behind bar. Also he must pay compensation to all the sufferer who are just like in prison in Kuwait. Hope appropriate action will be taken against Prasad Shetty.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Wed, May 29 2019

    I salute the unsung sentinels in the background: Shobha & Nalin.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, May 29 2019

    By 'sentinel' I understand, a guard/watchman (chowkidar). How does it apply to the MPs you mentioned?
    Also in another comment you have used a word 'garnery' which is not in any dictionary.
    Is this Seattle English or just faking like Streanh ?

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Great job by the Indian embassy in Kuwait. These youths were going through lot of problems as they were not paid their salaries, no food and finally no shelter which was all due to an recruiting agent. Sending them back to India is a good gesture but it would have been better if they could be given some jobs if they are qualified.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 29 2019

    It is good that Indian embassy has taken the responsibility of taking care of them and send back.So sorry that they spent so much money and even didnt get salarys for half an year and go back great loss.Is it not possible to place them in another company instead of going back?what Engineers are they?

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Rita, Germany,
    Your comment makes some sense.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Wed, May 29 2019


    Absolutely makes sense!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Praise the Almighty ...

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  • Nasser, Mangalore

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Praise the Modi

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  • Naresh mangalore, Mangalore

    Wed, May 29 2019

    hattsoff to you Verdavyasji... keep up this good work

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Karnataka's GDP has grown & now it is India's 3rd richest state only after Maharashtra & Tamilnadu.
    Some years before it was in 6 the place.
    Well done government & all Kannadigas.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Wed, May 29 2019

    If the people were wise enough to vote for BJP, the State would have been the garnery for entire India.

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