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Indian workers to the Gulf stranded with expired visas while employers withhold passports & salary

Author: Shiba Kurian, The News Minute (India), Published on: 14 May 2020

"The pandemic has exacerbated the struggles of Indian migrant workers abroad," 14 May 2020

Migrant workers in the Gulf have not been paid for months and are faced with fines for overstaying their visas. Many are unable to afford the repatriation flights while some are forced to call home, asking for money...

According to a social worker in Oman ...the delay in renewing the residence permit is caused by the company...

"Even if the employee reminds the employer, they send them off assuring that they would renew it; but it always gets delayed... many workers do not get their salaries on time, they also fear that they would not get their overdue amount if they demanded an immediate renewal."

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