A Hyderabad based Muslim woman who was human trafficked in Saudi Arabia since past couple of months has now returned to her home in India. With the help of Sushma Swaraj, the current Minister of External Affairs of India approached Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to sort out the matter and help the victim to return back to her home in Hyderabad on 9th April 2018.
A resident of the old city in Hyderabad, un-named 47 years old woman was taken to Abha city in UAE on the pretext of a job by an agent but to her surprise, she was human trafficked in an unknown country. She has made to work as a maid by the agent and tortured.
The victim on her approach to India, said:
‘I was made to work as maid & tortured. My husband contacted EAM Sushma Swaraj through Indian embassy. I thank her for helping me return’.
After a brief complaint on phone, victim’s husband approached Sushma Swaraj, Indian Ministry of External Affairs to look into the case.
Hyderabad: Woman, allegedly human trafficked to Abha (Saudi Arabia) by an agent on pretext of job, returned to India y’day. Woman says, ‘I was made to work as maid & tortured. My husband contacted EAM Sushma Swaraj through Indian embassy. I thank her for helping me return’. pic.twitter.com/cu2m66kg4t
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2018
Human Trafficking in Saudi Arabia and other middle-east countries is always a news headline. Many women, especially from India, have fallen victim to human trafficking and Love Jihad and most of these cases are reported in the middle east countries.
The United Arab Emirates is a destination country for men and women that are mostly trafficked for the purposes of labor.