India Protest to Saudia Arabia Over Kasturi Munirathinam Hands Cut off when she jumped from a Balcony
The Government of India has issued a formal complaint to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia by the “brutal” amputation of a hand that has undergone an Indian maid, allegedly committed by her Saudi Arabia employer, but according to Arab news this maid jumped from third floor and lost his hand
Kasturi Munirathinam, 55, worked as a domestic in Saudi Arabia for three months, a time that became an ordeal of abuse and substandard working conditions, as he has denounced his family.
The mutilation occurred the night of September 29 “once she is complaining of torture and of wage defaults from your employer, but if you see other side fo the story maid jumped from third floor and lost his hand according to Arab news.
Apparently, “he cut off his hand when she tried to escape from the House through a balcony”, explained the sister of the victim, S. Vijayakumari, The Indian Express newspaper.
The family says that Kasthuri, recovering in a hospital in Riyadh, has also suffered damage in the spinal column to fall from the balcony.
The Indian Government has asked Saudi authorities “stringent measures” and a”severe punishment” against the employer, because it understands that this is a case of “attempted murder”, in the words of spokesman of Non Residents Indian, Vikas Swarup,which has ensured that they are working to remove the victim from the country and bring it home.
This weekend both countries share some days of work on labor issues in New Delhi;and spokesman Swarup has ensured that this issue will not be off the agenda in those talks.
The news has jumped a few weeks once a Saudi diplomat was accused of repeatedly raping two Nepalese domestic servants at his home in New Delhi. The accused is finally welcomed a diplomatic immunity to leave the country, leaving a trail of complaints that have not come to nothing.
Hundreds of thousands of Indian workers travel to the Persian Gulf countries in search of better paid jobs. Men, as drivers and construction labor; and women as nurses and maids.
The allegations of ill-treatment, abuse and poor working conditions suffer are common among migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Domestic workers suffer from severe restrictions to the point of needing the consent of their employers to leave the country.
Indian Minister tweeted about the Indian maid
Kasthuri, native of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, has three daughters and a son. The latter, like her husband, is farmer. “She was forced to accept work abroad before the economic problems of the family after the marriage of her three daughters”,explained his sister S. Vijayakumari to the local press.
In principle, the employment in Saudi Arabia was accompanied by a salary of 200 euros per month. The reality was another. “Not even they gave him food”, said the family.
Keep in mind Indian are not good in treating other religions as well, the locals murdered a Muslim men for just a rumor about eating beef.
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