Indian workers arrested for fake documents, despite being misled by unlicensed recruitment agencies promising jobs in Kuwait
Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Published on: 7 November 2017
India workers promised jobs in Kuwait arrested at airport with fake tickets,1 Nov 2017
Mumbai police have arrested 30 men trying to fly to Kuwait on fake tickets and visas and are looking for the unlicensed recruitment agents who charged them 100,000 rupees ($1,500) to arrange their travel to jobs in the Gulf state…Indian officials are trying to crack down on unauthorized agents who promise to organize well paid jobs as cleaners and laborers in the Gulf states but cheat people along the way with complaints ranging from non-payment of wages to physical abuse… “This trend started about two to three years ago and now most people going to the Gulf are from Uttar Pradesh. They are very poor people and in many cases their villages don’t even have roads,” said migrant rights activist Bhim Reddy.