Six Nepali migrant workers stranded in Oman have been rescued and sent back to Nepal by the Nepali Embassy in Muscat, on Tuesday, a press statement said.
Among the rescued workers are Brij Mohan Lodh, Ram Garesh Lodh and Bagauti Prasad Chamar of Rupandehi, Yachak Bahadur Magar of Morang, Patiram Thakur of Mahottari and Dinesh Mahara of Dhanusha.
According to the Embassy, the individuals had come to Oman eight months ago to work at one Masharef Al-Khaldiya Trading and Contracting Company. They had written to the Embassy stating that they were not being paid by the company. They had also complained of ill treatment, lack of food and harsh living conditions at the Company. The employer had even seized all their passports and documents to prevent them from leaving.
“Upon receiving the letter from stranded Nepali workers, the Embassy stepped up and contacted the employer time and again demanding that the Nepali workers be paid on time and their living conditions be improved, but all in vain,” the Embassy’s statement read. “When things did not improve, and the Nepali citizens were made to work under harsh conditions in high temperature, Embassy rescued them on July 7, 2014.”
According to the Embassy, a manpower company that had sent the workers to Muscat was made to pay for the return tickets of all the workers.