Vastavam web: Forty-nine stranded Indian workers, who were employed in two Dubai-based carpentry firms, have been repatriated after authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) helped them secure their passports and security deposits, the media reported on Tuesday. Confirming the development on Twitter, the Indian Consulate in Dubai said that the “labourers returned in batches to India”, Gulf News. “They had not been paid for about six months and they reached out to the consulate for help to return home,” he said, adding that the mission had also provided them with food supplies.
However, the workers’ passports were still under the custody of the companies. Although the owner was not reachable, the Consulate said the PROs of the firms were contacted and the workers’ passports and security deposits were taken with the support of Dubai Police and Al Adheed Centre of Dubai Courts, which provides services related to labour disputes.