Indian women trapped in Oman are being rescued by Mission Hope, a government initiative. The program’s primary objective is to help these stranded women return home to India. One such individual, a 43-year-old woman from Phillaur village in Jalandhar, shared her harrowing experience, which is a chilling tale of deceit and exploitation.
The woman reported that she was duped by an agent who promised her a well-paying job overseas. However, upon arrival, the reality was starkly different. She was confined to a room and denied food.
She recounted a distressing period of six days during which she went without food, managing to survive only by drinking water. She had traveled to Oman in March, lured by the promise of good employment.
The agent had charged her Rs 70,000 for her passage to Oman, where upon arrival, she was sold to a family by a local agent for a few lakh rupees. The women rescued from Oman expressed their relief, likening their rescue and return to India to receiving a second chance at life.
Mission Hope’s intervention underscores the government’s commitment to protect its citizens abroad, particularly those who find themselves in exploitative situations due to deceitful employment practices.