Nine Odia migrant workers stranded in Dubai return to India

New Delhi: Nine out of ten Odisha migrant workers stranded in Dubai were brought to New Delhi on Tuesday with the help of the State Department, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said.
The workers are reportedly from the Nayagarh, Khurda and Ganjam districts of the state.
The State Department’s action came after workers emotionally called on the social media authorities to help them return home. In the video, the workers claimed to have been tortured in the Middle East.
Petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan had also written to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, urging him to intervene for the release and repatriation of 10 workers from Odisha.
According to the allegations in the video, their passports were confiscated by their employers and they were forced to work extra hours without pay under extreme conditions.
According to sources, the workers went to work in Dubai a few months ago. After months of work, however, they were not granted the previously promised salary. The victims could not return and shared a video with their family members.
Through the video, the workers have asked the district administration to rescue them. The government rescued her and brought her back to the country. Workers are sent to their home villages soon after certain legal formalities, sources said.

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