Capt takes up issue of Gurdaspur youth stranded in Malaysia with Swaraj

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 11, 2016 20:33 IST
Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh (HT File Photo)

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh has sought urgent intervention of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for facilitating the return of seven Gurdaspur youths stranded in Malaysia after being maltreated by their employer.

Amarinder met the Union minister in Delhi on Wednesday in wake of the media reports that the youths were cheated by a travel agent on the pretext of providing them lucrative jobs, but they ended up as captive labourers, a Congress spokesman said here.

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Amarinder urged the minister to take up the matter with the Malaysian government to get back their passports or to arrange their travel documents so that they could return home.

According to media reports, the employer in Malaysia had taken the passports of the Punjabi youths, who were stranded and had taken shelter in a gurdwara there.

Seeking Swaraj’s immediate intervention, Amarinder apprehended that the youths might meet the same fate as that of those still stranded in Iraq.

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