A woman who was trafficked from Hyderabad to Saudi Arabia was deported back to India by the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj. According to the reports, in an interview, the woman alleged that she was promised a job with a good salary by an agent named Azhar and thanked Sushma Swaraj for getting her back to India.
However, upon reaching Dammam, the woman, was forced to work as a maid and devoid of the salary promised as well. “They told me that I will get a good job, but when I reached there, I was appointed as a maid. My employer made me work in three houses- her own, her sister’s and her mother’s. She would abuse me verbally and even denied water,” the victim said.
The woman then wrote to her family, who, in turn, sought help from Swaraj.
“I informed the matter to my family, who then wrote a letter to (External Affairs Minister) Swaraj and the Indian Embassy. The Indian Embassy official pressurised an agent to bring me back. I would like to thank her (Swaraj) and the Indian Embassy for rescuing me,” she said.