Mangaluru: Absence of jobs robs coastal youth of Gulf jobs

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 31: The ban imposed on flights to the Gulf countries from India on account of Covid infection, has not been cleared even after three months. Thousands of people from coastal Karnataka, who came to their native places on a visit during the coronavirus pandemic, little knowing about the impact of the visit, have not been able to return to their workplaces in the Gulf as a result. They are losing their jobs.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority has barred flights to Dubai from India from April 24 to October 1. No flights have been operated to Saudi Arabia from India after the coronavirus first wave. At the same time, people coming to their native places from Arab countries have not faced problems as flying to India has been allowed.

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A large number of youngsters from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts have been working in various sectors in the Gulf region. The offices in that region follow the strict rule of removing employees who do not attend the work promptly. The businesses find someone else in the place of employees who lose jobs.

Many people who either came before April or thereafter on a leave of a month are facing a situation in which they cannot return to their jobs and hence risk losing their lucrative jobs.


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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Bhakts will never understand people's suffering, because they are employed in spreading hatred online.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Nelson Mangalore then why not provide to these people some job.?Is it so easy to get a job in India as if one from PocketSimply boasting doesnt bring further.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 02 2021

    I am not an employer. And i have not begged anyone for a job. I believe in the progress of my nation and my education to do well here. I m not one to believe you need to work in foreign lands and live as a secomd class citizen. Amd yes i have done short assignments in many a western and middle easten nations to tell you that the greatest respect for your skills and education are in India. Nowhere else.

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  • satish, kudla

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    If we had less population our people would have had enough jobs in our own country..but we are still multiplying with Gods gift.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    My cousin working in gulf got inspired by NAMO aatmanirbhar, and he returned to start pakoda shop. Now since oil price has doubled, he is waiting indefinitely for NAMO's next masterstroke

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Mbeary In UP not less than 50 crorepathis r doing strret food business like Pakoda,

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  • VAS, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    If everyone start pakora business, who is customer then..? Mody or Ami Cha etc..?

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  • Vineet, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    It is really a pathetic situation for those who returned to India from Gulf on vacation, emergency leave, medical leave etc. Many of them are still waiting for return while many have lost their jobs due to delay in resuming work. Those who have completed 6 months stay in India are fearing that their existing residence visa will be expired automatically. There is hardly any logic to impose a complete ban on flights and restrict International travelling. Travelling by air is a most professional mode of transportation and COVID PROTOCOL is maintained everywhere ( in both departure and destination airports as well as inside the flights). Moreover, the Negative RT PCR report is mandatory for all passenger. Therefore, the chances of spread of virus is very narrow unlike gatherings in Cinema halls, Shopping malls. open markets in general cases. It is really an hour of utmost attention that certain association of good thinking people, media, social service volunteers initiate some dialogues with concerned authorities and find an amicable solution to this indefinite crisis. Otherwise, this will go on and on for years as there is no end to COVID. Hoping for the best.

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  • James, M'lore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Our leaders didn't want to compromise election rallies. Their priority was power abd not pandemic. Our public is the most foolish who run behind corrupt political leaders and get brainwashed for religious politics. Few, those who work in the gulf pay the price for the actions of these illiterate citizens who're the reason for this second wave.

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  • Steven, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Absolutely correct, Whom to blame now. People who ran behind rallies are only responsible for this situation.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    I feel sorry for the youth or others who cant return back to Gulf jobs.Can understand their pains .Mostly who went in late times .Now best is our Indian Embassy should intervene and speak to the gulf union ,to allow atleast people who are with negetive tests prooved ,to be allowed.Our govt should hurry up with vaccinations .Not enough to hold kambala and Jatre,but see that corona cases come down ,vaccine many as many possible.It was also bit careless from some people with hurry to comedown without informing properly and situation in India.One has to see in which country we live and their rules change from one minute the other ,job is always on border etc.Our country is still not yet have enough people vaccinated.Some people too are not worried to take vaccine.Please go to other places and when needed pay more money to get vaccinated.Our govt has failed here completely.sad but true.wish you all the best.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Entire Credit goes to Feku ...

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  • Anthony D'Silva, Udyavara / Fujairah UAE

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Absence of jobs robs coastal youth of Gulf jobs OR Absence of flights robs coastal youth of Gulf jobs

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    So many we came back from the Gulf with so many reasons. Any one can help... please help each, who loss the job in Gulf. We couldn't express our pain.. because everyone thinks we have earned so much in Gulf, but we only knows our bank balance.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Why not work in india. I have been employed for more than 20 years in India and salaries are comparable to the gulf for any job.

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  • Ian, Kulshekar/Dubai

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    @nNelson. Not everybody is as fortunate as you to receive the same salary as they earn in gulf.

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  • Joseph, Bombay

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    Was in the Gulf until August 2019 as a Secretary -- subsequently our Company got liquidated and returned to India. Been 2 years searching for a job in Bombay but futile. If you can help out with any opportunities I will be highly obliged. Needless to say you will invoke God's abundant blessings on you and your family.

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  • Chetan, Nitte/US

    Sun, Aug 01 2021

    @VasanthRaj. Sorry to hear. I read Daiji news once in a while and came across this article. Looks like many youth/families are been impact due to pandemic. Be strong and need to figure out what to do next. Loosing hope is not an option. Let me see whether I can help or connect you to someone. Share your details -

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  • kavin, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Indian Government should negotiatiate with Arab Countries to allow flights to operate and return to jobs after compliting Vaccination and having quarantine facilities. Situation may get worse if there is 3rd wave and 4th Wave may arise. Coastal region economic is depending on gulf countries jobs and foriegn exchange. Hope that some NRI association will lead to solve this issue.

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  • Pram, Mangalore/ Kapikad

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Youth have lot of opportunity in India they can open Pakoda stall, Auto rickhaw..., Jai Sri ram Namo Again

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  • Anthony D'Silva, Udyavara / Fujairah UAE

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Pram, Mangalore / Kapikad Please understand the situation and then comment......

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    are you making fun of them, their conditions in home country are miserable.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Pram, Mangalore; If you don't understand someone pain please don't comment, you rub salt into our jobless youths wound.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    Really horrifying & sad situation. Feeling bad for people going through this tough time. Indian job market is in bad state & gulf was the ray of hope for youth. Current situation made that too tough :(

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