Mangaluru: Harrowing experience of youths in Kuwait – Agency faces case

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 29: The city police, on Tuesday May 28, registered a first information report against 'Manikya Associates', the agency which sent 35 young people from Dakshina Kannada district to Kuwait on the promise of employment there.

As per the rules, agencies which appoint people abroad need to possess licence under the Emigration act. But the said agency does not have any licence to operate, the police reportedly found during the course of investigation.

At the same time, relatives of the young people who have been facing a tricky situation at Kuwait have also filed cheating complaint against the agency on behalf of the people in distress.

It is said that Prasad Shetty, who represents the said placement agency, had collected Rs 65,000 from each of these youngsters. But the youths who relied on the promise made by the agency and left for Kuwait have been stranded there since the last six months. They have not got a proper employment and do not have food to eat. Although they had contacted the Indian Embassy there, they did not get any help, it is said.

The distressed young men have therefore contacted the MLA here and other people for help. Their request was made through a video posted in social media. This video had become viral some days back.

Though many people have offered various helps to the youths in trouble, they are yet to be sent back home due to many hurdles.

Meanwhile Indian Embassy In Kuwait has published a list of Sponsors and Agencies to be avoided.

Click here to see the list

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Comment on this article

  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Wed, May 29 2019

    The embassies of Phillipine, Srilanka these embassies are best in Kuwait. Our Indian Embassy is good for nothing, useless.

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  • Rauf, Jeddah

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Philippine Embassy is best in Saudi Arabia as well. They are the best.
    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is an agency of the Government of the Philippines responsible for opening the benefits of the overseas employment program of the Philippines. It is the main government agency assigned to monitor and supervise recruitment agencies in the Philippines.

    Suppose if someone looses job due to localization of jobs , then they support to get jobs in other countries as well.

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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Wed, May 29 2019

    Indian Embassy is good everywhere!
    *They need to learn more from Philippines Embassy and Sri Lankan Embassy, it may take another 50 to 60 years for them to learn

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, May 29 2019

    The main problem is Indian Embassies in the Gulf countries are only for namesake and do nothing when approached for help! Even the Embassies of less powerful countries like The Philippines comes immediately for help when their citizens are in distress.

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