A 35-year-old woman from Hayath Nagar has stranded in Muscat, Oman after being cheated by a travel agent. The woman’s sister has sought the Government of India’s help to bring back her.
Shabana Shaik resident of Hayath Nagar, and a mother of three children, Passport No: V1335706, who was in search of a job due to her poor financial conditions had approached by a local agent and offered a job to work as a beautician in Dubai, UAE and was offered Rs. 25,000 as salary per month.
As per agreement she traveled to Dubai, UAE in January 2023 and was received by one known person Zareena and after sometime shifted her to a lady agent house.
“She stayed for one month in that lady agent house and was asked to work in a house as housemaid for which she refused.The agent was torturing her and reportedly informed her to give Rs. 3.0 lakhs if she wants to go back. We are not in a condition to pay the amount and her health is also not good,” said Ruksana,sister of the Shabana Shaik.
The family nareted that after some days she was told that she is being sent back home and was cheated and got landed in Muscat Oman and handed over to an Arab Family where she is being asked to work minimum 16-18 hours without proper food and accommodation.
Her family met Amjed Ullah Khan (Spokesman) MBT and requested him to rescue Shabana Shaik from Muscat Oman. Mr Khan raised thus issue with Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs, Govt of India and Indian Embassy and requested them to rescue her as soon.
Amjed Ullah Khan, spokesman, MBT said that Telangana Government and Police allegedly not serious to human trafficking inspite of so many cases being reported in Telangana and KTR being the NRI Minister no serious action being taken up.
“There has been steep rise in human trafficking specially in muslims post covid as men lost their jobs and women going to Gulf. Due to poverty and no loans to start small business majority of women trafficking cases in muslims,” said, Amjed Ullah Khan.