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Indian Woman Alleges Harassment At The Hands Of Employers In Saudi Arabia

The employers have said they will let her go after Ramzan.

12/06/2017 12:20 PM IST | Updated 12/06/2017 12:41 PM IST
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Another case of exploitation of an Indian national on foreign land has come to light. A woman from Hyderabad has alleged that she is being harassed by her employers in Saudi Arabia.

The woman, who goes by the name Zabeena Begum, went to Saudi Arabia on December 16, 2015. Few days after that she reportedly told her brother that her employers were continuously torturing her and beating her up.

Md. Hameed Khan, Begum's brother said, "She is facing a problem and wants to come back to India. They are giving her excess of work that my sister can't do. They are not even paying her enough. I request the Government of India to intervene and rescue my sister and bring her back to India."

"We have written to the External Affairs Ministry," he added.

Social activist Fazil Khan told ANI, "After receiving information from Zabeena's brother, I spoke to her over phone. She has told us of what torture she is facing there. I have tweeted the issue to MEA Sushma Swaraj, who has informed the Ambassador of India to Saudi."

It was, however, later reported that the Embassy spoke to Zabeena Begum's employers, who said they would send her back after the holy month of Ramadan.

Contrary to the claims, Zabeena's voice message was received by her brother that reportedly said her employers were in no mind to send her back, at least for the next six months, apparently because of the Indian embassy's intervention.

The hopes of Zabeena's family now rest on the Ministry of Exteral Affairs and Sushma Swaraj.

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