Indian women sold for £4,000 in Saudia Arabia and Bahrain, minister claims | The Independent

Indian women sold for £4,000 in Saudia Arabia and Bahrain, minister claims | The Independent

Indian women are being sold “like products” for just £4000 in Saudia Arabia and £2000 in Bahrain, according to India’s welfare minister.

Palle Raghunatha Reddy claimed that women from the southern Andhra Pradesh region of India are being held in horrific conditions in Gulf state jails after fleeing their husbands and employers.

In a letter to India’s foreign minister, Reddy appealed to the national government to protect women from overseas recruitment agents who sell them on as if they came from a “retail shop” after luring them from their homeland on the promise of triple pay.

via Indian women sold for £4,000 in Saudia Arabia and Bahrain, minister claims | The Independent