Nizamabad: Nearly 40 youths from Nizamabad and Kareemnagar districts of Telangana state have been stranded in Sharjah for the last 10 days. They went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this month with high expectations and hopes of employment.
But they had least imagined that they would be stuck there, hungry and unemployed.
As reported by Deccan Chronicle they called their families on Monday and narrated their woes to their families. They were promised employment in housekeeping at Sharjah by a Gulf agent from Talveda village in Nandipet mandal of Nizamabad district. The youths paid Rs 75,000 each to the agent and flew to Sharjah. However they were rejected in the interview because of age bar.
The visit visa they are possessing allows them to stay in Sharjah for only 12 days. Presently, the youths are left in the lurch in a single room without any food. They are likely to face charges of illegal immigration.
Family members claim that the agent had promised to provide food and accommodation till their employment was finalised. However he has now eluded his responsibility. The victims have requested help from Telangana government.