Ten months ago, Afzal, a native of Iravipuram, Kollam, came to Riyadh in search of work. Arriving in Riyadh on a work visa through a recruiting agency. After getting a decent job and a promised salary, he brought his spouse and three-year-old son on a visiting visa. The visa was renewed after the first three months.
Due to the crisis in the company where he was working, the visa could not be changed and he lost his job. The documents of the family on the visit visa also could not be renewed. The family could not be sent back home due to lack of sufficient documents. He was also evicted from the residence due to non-renewal of the lease agreement.
Keli Kala Samskari Vedi Badia Area Philanthropy Convenor Jornet Nelson intervened in the matter after she was unable to get a place to stay because she was staying illegally and was with a family. Necessary activities were done in connection with the Indian Embassy and Badia Area Vice President Prasad Vanchipura arranged accommodation and Keli workers delivered food items.
As a result of the embassy’s persistent intervention at the Riyadh Jawazat office, the family was allowed to repatriate within 15 days on payment of a fine of 700 Riyals. A traffic fine of 1,700 riyals was also to be paid. The Mayaka yatra became possible when Afzal organized the money for payment of fines and tickets from Nadu.