डम्बर प्रसाद रिमाल,
1) BOY forces Nepali girlfriend to have sex with his friends Run away maid kidnapped, raped in desert area
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 25: A Nepalese woman filed a complaint at Jahra Police Station accusing her boyfriend, who belongs to a GCC country, of allowing his friends rape her successively, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
The woman said she had a date with her boyfriend and when she reached the venue, she was shocked to see many of his friends waiting to have ‘fun’ with her. She mentioned that she was forced to have sex with them against her will.
Meanwhile, police are looking for three unidentified youths who allegedly kidnapped a runaway housemaid in Waha, Jahra, and drove her to a desert where they raped her successively, reports Al-Rai daily.
A person who happened to be in the desert saw the housemaid in a pathetic condition and took her to a police station where she filed a complaint and provided police with information about the three rapists and their car
2) Nepalese maid hangs herself to death in Ishbiliya house
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: A Nepalese maid, 33, hanged herself to death in a house in Ishbiliya Saturday.
Acting on information, securitymen rushed to the place and found the woman’s corpse dangling from the staircase of the house.
The victim’s remains have been referred to Forensics and a case was registered
3) Nepali woman kidnapped, raped, forced into prostitution
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Police are looking for three Asians for kidnapping a Nepali housemaid and forcing her into prostitution, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
In her complaint to the police, the housemaid said the kidnappers picked her from outside the home of her sponsor and detained her inside a room in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and forced her into prostitution.
She also told the police the men ‘raped’ her for two months and then pushed her into prostitution. She escaped from them after winning their confidence. She allegedly told them that she prefers to stay with them and that she did not like to go to her sponsor. Then she escaped from them and went straight to a police station.
4) Nepali hangs himself
A Nepali citizen, who is believed to be in his 30s, ended his life by hanging himself with a rope tied to ceiling in his room in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to the friends of the victim, the man was suffering from financial difficulties.
5) Nepali maid dies after female sponsor bangs head with tile
Kuwait : A Nepali housemaid died after her Kuwaiti female employer hit her on the head with a bathroom tile in Umm Al-Haiman, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
According to sources, the Operation Room received a call late at night on Wednesday informing them that a maid was injured at her sponsor’s house in Umm Al-Haiman. Security officers and paramedics rushed to the house and discovered the maid had died due to the impact of the strike. The body was immediately taken to the Forensic Department.
Initial investigations revealed the maid came to work at the sponsor’s house less than a month ago. She died after her employer banged her head with a bathroom tile for not being able to understand what she was saying. A case has been registered against the Kuwaiti woman and she is currently in police custody for interrogation.
6) Eve-teasers arrested; Nepali held selling booze
Kuwait : The Ahmadi police have arrested a Nepali citizen for selling locally-manufactured booze, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to reliable sources the bootlegger was caught red-handed while delivering the booze to residents of a building in the area.
Police later searched the man’s car and seized three bottles of alcohol.
7) Nepali maid admits sex with Bangladeshi man
Maid admits sex: A Nepali housemaid was arrested for having sex with a Bangladeshi man behind her sponsor’s house in Rawda, reports Al-Rai daily.
The sponsor’s wife reportedly woke up early to perform Fajr prayers and noticed the absence of the maid. She questioned the maid when she returned 30 minutes later, and the maid admitted she was having sex with the Bangladeshi. The Kuwaiti woman then called the police who arrived and arrested the maid.
She has been referred to the authorities for questioning and investigations are on to find and arrest the Bangladeshi man
8) Bangladeshi taxi driver who allegedly kidnapped a 24-year-old Nepali woman
KUWAIT CITY, April 17: Police are looking for a Bangladeshi taxi driver who allegedly kidnapped a 24-year-old Nepali woman and asked her husband to pay a ransom of KD 350 else, he will kill her, reports Al-Anba daily.
A case was registered at Sulaibikhat Police Station.
9) Nepali woman abducted, raped, robbed by Bangladeshis and Indonesian
KUWAIT CITY, April 28:: Police have arrested three men – two Bangladeshis and an Indonesian – for kidnapping and robbing a Nepalese woman, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
According to the woman, she was walking along a road in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. The trio forcefully took the woman to the roof of a building and stole her money. She also told police one of the Bangladeshis also raped her.
The daily added the arrest came when an unidentified person heard noises and called the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior.
Police rushed to the spot and arrested the suspects and freed the woman whose hands and feet were tied with a rope
10) Egyptian caught as police find Nepalese maid dead in his flat
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: Police have detained an unidentified Egyptian man for interrogation after an unidentified Nepali maid who worked for him on a daily wages was found dead inside his apartment in Abu Halifa, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
According to security sources when the Egyptian called the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior to report the death of the maid in his apartment, paramedics rushed to the place and referred the corpse of the maid to Forensics.
Initial reports show the maid was dealt a blow to the head with a hard object. There are also signs of strangulation. The security authorities are investigating the circumstances in which the maid died.
It has also been reported the maid is not under the man’s sponsorship.
11) Search for Rupa
A YOUNG Nepali citizen arriving in Kuwait to work as a maid, has ended up a victim of an organised human trafficking ring based in Riggae. She was carried unconscious into the place used as a brothel and later made a desperate appeal to be rescued so that she could go home.
Unfortunately a visit to the premises revealed that the gang have now moved Rupa to another apartment. It was through the Arab Times that her message was sent. Since then we have been trying to locate her, so that we can send her home.
Rupa is not alone. According to one person in authority that I interviewed, there are several ways in which girls get exploited by the flesh trade. One is that they are duped into coming on bogus company visas. Second they are runaway maids who have absconded from abusive employers and ended up in the clutches of a gang or thirdly they are bought in on private sponsorship and either willingly or unwillingly end up in a brothel.
Human trafficking is a global problem, but there is always a local solution. One of the local solutions proposed by Kuwait Parliament is to abolish the private sponsorship system and establish a mechanism by which maids and other domestic workers have their working conditions and salaries monitored and administered by a government appointed agency. This is an excellent idea. The thorough application and enforcement of such a mechanism could possibly reduce as much as 70 percent of the misery experienced by some of the most vulnerable workers in Kuwait.
In the wake of yet another critical report on human rights issues the whole issue of the ‘kafeel’ system (private sponsorship) deserves to be examined again. While it is true only a minority of employers abuse their workers, the present system allows no protection or enforcement of law. The result is the continuing ugly spectre of maid suicide, unjust imprisonment of absconding workers and general human misery.
This week the season of Lent draws to an end. The global Christian Church enters Easter Holy Week, a time when we recall the Passion of Christ. In the midst of this story of suffering and injustice, hope and divine purpose triumphs. To Rupa! Wherever you are. In the midst of your suffering I pray that you will find hope. May you find your way home soon!
12) Nepali lady who was injured after jumping out of a third floor window
Can you help?
“CAN we help?” is a question a lot of people ask when they hear news of another unfortunate soul who has slipped between the cracks of society. Here is a story of what happened when some friends of mine did try to help. They reached out to a Nepali lady who was injured after jumping out of a third floor window in order to escape her abusive employers. This maid had surgery on her pelvis and spine, was five months pregnant and to add insult to injury was serving a sentence in deportation jail on an absconding charge. (Why don’t they arrest the abusive employers?)
The authorities finally agreed to let my friends buy an airline ticket to allow her to go home. But when it came to processing the paperwork, the officials claimed to have lost the Nepali girl’s passport (it was found in the same drawer where it was originally deposited). Finally on the day that the ticket would have expired, out of desperation, the friends turned up the jail ready to take her themselves to the airport. The deportation staff reluctantly escorted the Nepali maid to the airport, and made sure that their annoyance was expressed by denying the poor girl use of a wheel chair and insisted that she walked the whole way through the airport and immigration in order to punish her. The abuse of this girl continued right up to the moment she boarded the plane.
She was the lucky one! She got out. Others receiving help are still stuck at the deportation centre. Tickets have been bought to allow them to go home, but they have expired because someone, somewhere will not process their paperwork. Hundreds of dinars from those who wish to help have been wasted. Prisoners are losing their minds because they have been stranded in the deportation centre for months. The tragedy is that often their tickets have been bought and paid for by people who have shown acts of charity – but bureaucratic apathy has reduced these efforts of kindness to nought. The tickets expire and dreams of going home are reduced to despair.
Please note, we are not talking about convicted criminals here. We are talking about people who chose to leave their employers under dire circumstances and who want to go home. Can you help? Of course you can. But you need to be committed and determined to see it through. Helping people in Kuwait is not for the faint hearted, but there will be reward and God sees what we do. “The King will reply ‘Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me”. (Matthew 25:40)
By Rev Andy Thompson
St Paul’s Anglican Church
Posted By : Dambar Prasad Rimal Source: Arab Times