Indian Workers "Stranded in Iraq"

By John Lee.

Pressure is mounting in India to help repatriate 58 labourers from Gujarat who have been reportedly held hostage in Iraq by their employer.

According to a report from Outlook India, the matter came to light when seven of the labourers managed to return from Iraq, and alleged that recruitment agents lured them with high-paying jobs as skilled labourers in an Iraq-based firm, then confiscated their passports, held them hostage, and forced them to work for hours without even providing proper food.

Local police have lodged a complaint against five recruitment agents for allegedly cheating the workers.

(Source: Outlook India)

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