These Indian labourers spent 12 days in a Dubai bus!

These Indian labourers spent 12 days in a Dubai bus!

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2015-12-24 09:19 Dubai: When these 23 Indians landed in Dubai, their only dream was to provide a better living for their families. But their fate was such that they had to live in a bus for almost two weeks, with little access to food and water. According to Dubai’s leading daily Khaleej Times, all this happened because the owner of a contracting company called Qasr Al Ameer fled the country 50 days ago, without paying the workers’ salary. Their ordeal came to light only after the Ministry of Labour and the Dubai Police Human Rights Department intervened in the matter. Later, they were moved to labour accommodations in Sharjah and Dubai. The company’s sponsor Abdullah has now come forward to pay one-month salary to these stranded labourers, Khaleej Times reported. "Since the owner did not process any of their paperwork, hefty penalties have been issued by the ministry which (have) to be cleared," the daily quoted Abdullah as saying. It wasn’t an easy journey for the workers, who reached here few years ago, in search of green pastures. Bhuvaneshwar Mishra had to sell his ancestral land and mother’s jewellery to get a job visa to this desert nation. But now all his dreams have been shattered as the employer left them in lurch. "We are living in Sharjah as of now and we are feeling positive that our visas will be cancelled and we will be given tickets to fly back home ... We just want to go back home," Khaleej Times quoted Mishra as saying. Another Indian National Arun Mishra said that they just wanted to go back home as soon as possible. "We are very thankful for the help from Indian national and social worker Girish Pant. He helped us out with food and water when no one else did." It was Pant, an employee of a company in Jebel Ali, provided them with help for the 12 days they spent in the bus.