Bengaluru/ Kuwait, Dec 9: For these 11 persons from Dakshin Kannada, life has not been too kind. They worked hard and earned their livelihood in Kuwait only to be deported over allegations of performing a puja (prayer) at a building.
The 11 were deported last month and looking at the case, it appears that they were victims of mis-communication. Seeing them perform prayers at the cellar of a building, someone informed the authorities in Kuwait that black magic was being performed and this led to their deportation.
Today their hopes rest with the Ministry for External Affairs which is making a pitch for their return to Kuwait.
Their livelihood is in Kuwait
All the 11 persons have made a very emotional plea before the ministry for external affairs seeking help to return to Kuwait. They have requested the ministry to take up the matter so that they could go back and earn their livelihood.
The ministry is taking up the case and feels that there is a chance of a return as no case has been registered against these persons in Kuwait.
Performing a Sathyanarayana puja in Kuwait was an annual affair. Each year the Navachetana Welfare Association which conducts this prayer would invite several Indians before informing the Indian embassy in Kuwait. However this time around on October 16th, things went wrong.
A complaint was made by an unidentified person to the Kuwait authorities that black magic was being performed. The complaint also stated there was anti national activity going on and this led the authorities to take in the 11 persons for questioning.
They were taken to a deportation cell and questioned. The authorities then deported them in the month of November.
The ministry of external affairs is seized off this matter. The ministry is in touch with authorities in Kuwait for further details on the issue. There is no case registered against them and hence there is nothing that stops them from returning.
However there needs to be an official green signal before they can return to Kuwait and start earning once again.