Mangaluru, May 25, 2019: Around 200 Indians including 35 youth from Dakshina Kannada district who had travelled to Kuwait on the promise of a job by a placement agency in Mangaluru, are left in the lurch and have now sought help from the local MLA and other authorities so that they could return to their home land. The video of the youth appealing for help has gone viral online.
In the video the youth have narrated their problem. " We had paid Rs 65,000 to Prasad Shetty, owner of Manikya Associates Placement Private Limited and had come to Kuwait on January 7. They had promised job in a company named Cambridge in Kuwait but gave job in another company where we are working for five months without pay rendering us helpless. Even food arrangements have been stopped and we are forced to beg," said a youth named Ganesh in the video.
They have also said that an appeal for help to the Indian Embassy has yielded no result and have urged MLA Vedavyas Kamath for help.
Responding to the appeal, MLA Kamath has assured all help and that he had already spoken to an acquaintance Raj Bhandari in Kuwait and has asked him to meet the distressed youth. The youth have been asked to send photo copies of their passports through WhatsApp. He also assured all arrangements for the return of the youth with the help of local MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.