IMO News Service
The Indian Social Forum (ISF), Kuwait, has once again shown its humanitarian gesture by extending its helping hand to an Indian migrant worker Hameed Islam hailing from Elanthila village of Belthangady Taluk in Dakshina Kannada District.
Hameed left for Kuwait in 2013 and was working as cook in a restaurant. Everything was fine for the first 4 years. However, problems began when his sponsor closed his restaurant which forced him to join another employer for a new job. The new sponsor not only failed to renew his residency but also failed to pay him his wages. As a result, he had to struggle about a year in Kuwait without proper accommodation and even food.
Upon hearing his plight, a relative of Hameed contacted ISF officials through SDPI who rushed to his aid.
“ISF office bearers with the help of Kuwaiti authorities contacted his present sponsor and made necessary arrangements for his repatriate from Kuwait to Mangalore,” said Fayaz Hasan, Media Convenor ISF-Kuwait, in a press release.
Hameed who could neither attend his daughter’s marriage nor could take part in his mother’s funeral because of his travel ban from Kuwait recalls his ordeal and expresses his gratitude to ISF members for their timely intervention which helped him to rejoin with his family back in India.