The government of India would extend help to an Indian man working in Saudi Arabia without pay for the last 28 months, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.
Akash Kumar who belongs to Uttar Pradesh region of India, recorded a video narrating his harrowing predicament from somewhere near Makkah in Gulf. As the video surfaced before Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the external affair minister rushed for commenting on the miserable situation of individuals.
Akash in his narration says he went to Saudi Arabia for the mechanical job after getting visa from Mumbai through an agent. However, on reaching to the country was offered a job at brick kiln, baking and loading of bricks, but was never paid for his work in past 28 months.
The suffering of this poor man did not ended on just a salary issue, whenever he asked his employer to send him back to India, he was told he would not be allowed to and he would have to stay in Saudi Arabia and work without pay.
Akash finally managed to make a video which narrates his whole story, seeking a help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj.
After watching the video external affair minister Sushma Swaraj came out with a decision of government help. She also spread these words on micro blogging site:
Akash- Maine ye video dekh liya hai.Tumari poori madad ki jayegi.Maine Saudi Arab mein apni Embassy ko bol diya hai. https://t.co/NA6lVyW4xD
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 29, 2015