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UAE: Eight Indian migrant workers left stranded without passports after paying huge fees to recruiter

"Group of Indian workers stranded in UAE without jobs, passports" 16 June 2021

A group of Indian blue-collar workers is stranded in the UAE without jobs after they were allegedly duped by an agent. The workers are unable to look for new jobs or return to India as they don’t have their passports with them.

The eight workers are now staying at a labour accommodation.

....... “Hidayath provided us with an accommodation. He also provided us with food and other basic needs,” Raijullah said.

Hidayath said the workers were duped by the agent, who had promised them jobs.

They had arrived in the UAE on March 5 and lived at an accommodation for about a month. The workers learned later that their agent had not given their passports to the company that was to hire them.

The workers have been repatriated with the help of the Indian consulate and community volunteers.