PEOPLE GOTO WORK IN THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES, OR IN EUROPE, FOR MAKING BIG BUCKS, BUT THEY FORGET THE AMOUNT OF STRUGGLE ONE NEED TO GO THROUGH, TO SUSTAIN THEIR LIFESTYLE IN THOSE COUNTRIES, AND FINALLY END UP MESSING UP THEIR LIVES. HERE IN THIS CASE 42-YEAR-OLD INDIAN LADY IS FINALLY BACK HOME FROM SAUDI ARABIA, FOLLOWING THE 14 MONTHS ORDEAL…
According to the ordeal of Ms. Jacinta Mendonca, who worked in Saudi Arabia for 14 months under the highly pathetic condition, where she was forced to work like a slave. According to the reports published in the national daily. a 42-year-old Jacintha Mendonca has finally returned to India after a harrowing experience in Saudi Arabia, where she was forced to work as a “slave” in a household.
The report claims that Jacinta became the victim of human trafficking, and she was duped by the Mumbai based recruiting company, which promised her a well-paying job in Qatar. “She was first taken to Dubai from where she was flown to Saudi Arabia without her knowledge and made to work in a household at Yanbu, where she had been virtually “enslaved” for the last 14 months,” said the sources.
After reaching back to India Jacinta spoke to media and there she narrated her ordeal. She spoke to the reporters at A V Baliga hospital in Udupi. “I had a hellish experience in Yanbu… I was made to work day in and day out at three mansions belonging to the employer’s mother, his three wives, and their children…I was tortured like an animal,” she alleged, adding the children called her ‘gaddama’ (the slave).
When asked, as for how she could not report this to the Indian embassy, she said that she was confined to the room, and not allowed to venture outside. “I tried to escape in November last year, but I was caught by the police who sent me back to the employer,” she said.
Following an attempt of escape, the employer became more ruthless towards her and stared physically torturing. According to her, after the police handed over her back to the employer, she was badly beaten up, and the head was banged against the wall. “They did not even offer me a water when I begged for it,” she said.
But with the efforts of the Human Rights Protection Foundation, she is finally back home. “Thanks to the efforts of Human Rights Protection Foundation of Udupi, who contacted the head of the NRI Forum Rodrigues in Saudi Arabia in April this year,” she said. Now, Jacinta is back home and reunited with her family in Mandrangady in Udupi district where she originally belongs to, said the sources.
This is not the first case of the human trafficking in our country, but there many such cases that is yet into the light. The agents make the life of innocent people worse than a hell by selling them to the employers in middle east countries, where they are treated worse than a slave. An Indian government needs to intervene into this issue, to stop such malpractices, what is your opinion? Please share your valuable comments and suggestions with us.
SOURCE: INDIATIMES | THE WEEK