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Modern Slavery – The ‘Kafala’ System

What is ‘Kafala’? ‘Kafala’ is an Arabic word which means ‘sponsorship’. Kafala operates in the Gulf States and it is unique to these Middle Eastern States. The ‘Kafala’ system allows nationals of the Gulf States to employ non Gulf nationals. It also enables the...

Human Rights and India

The cases of the four Indian nationals currently detained in Kuwait and abandoned by the Indian authorities, is not the first time that Indian nationals left to defend for themselves; In Mr Sarabjit Singh’s case (the Indian national imprisioned in Pakistan for...

What Do You Call An Indian in Pakistan?

  ‘What do you call an Indian in Pakistan’? This sounds like the opening sentence of a bad joke but the reality is far more serious and sinister. The punchline appears to be ‘a spy’ according to the Pakistani authorities as evidenced by...
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Former Navy officer father given death sentence in Pakistan  

London, Thursday 4th May: Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav (a 46 year old Indian national, married father of two and former Navy officer) was captured in Iran on a business trip to the country. It is believed he was targeted due to his past in the Navy and was most likely handed...
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Justice Sought for Mutilated Soldiers

New Delhi, 2nd May 2017: Indian Minister of Defence, Arun Jaitley has condemned the murder of two Indian soldiers whose bodies were allegedly mutilated by members of the Pakistan army, saying their deaths are barbaric acts, which are “unheard of even in a war”. After...
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Plight of Migrant Workers: Jennifer Dalquez – Sentenced to Death by a Court in the UAE

Justice Upheld  supports ‘Justice 4 Domestic Workers’ campaign to save Jennifer Dalquez from the death penalty. We have been actively involved in liaising with international human rights organisation in relation to Jennifer’s case. Jennifer Dalquez...
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Death of a Migrant Worker in Saudi Arabia – Update

After four months and seven days, Mr Amritpal Singh was eventually repatriated to India on the 17 months and 6 days following his death. His cremation took place on the 18th of February. Mr Amritpal Singh lives behind his wife, his 14th month son and his parents....
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Three Months and the Wait Continuing for the Repatriation of the Body of an Indian Work Migrant

Even in death, the work migrant worker is not free from the kafala system (a form of bonded labour): 25 year old Indian work migrant, Amritpal Singh from Gurdaspur, Punjab travelled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to work at a transport company called ‘Al-Qtaibi...
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Punished for Being an Indian – The Desperate Plight of Hamid Nehal Ansari

It is now over four years since Hamid Nehal Ansari failed to return from ostensibly, job interview Afghanistan – or at least this is what he told his family. The reality was that as an active member of Mumbai’s Rotary Club, Hamid was as he naively...
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Modern Slavery: Young Indian Work Migrant Released and Repatriated to `India in Time for Diwali

We at ‘Justice a Upheld’ are delighted to confirm that after almost 8 months, Indian work migrant Sadhana, who was subjected to abuse by her Kuwaiti ’employer’ and who has spent months of detention in prison like hostel centres in Kuwait is...
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Modern Slavery- Update: Indian Migrant Workers Enslaved in Iraq

We reported on the 30th of August, 2016 the cases of the Indian nationals enslaved and held hostage by an Iraqi gang master. Despite repeated requests for the Indian authorities to intervene, they do not seem to appreciate the urgency or comprehend the fact that...
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Modern Slavery – Indian Migrant Workers Enslaved in Iraq

Post war Iraq efforts to build the infra structure and the construction industry in Iraq is currently luring Indian work migrants predominately from India, Bengaldesh and Kenya as well as other parts of South-East Asia and Africa. We at ‘Justice Upheld’...
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What Do You Call An Indian in Pakistan?

  ‘What do you call an Indian in Pakistan’? This sounds like the opening sentence of a bad joke but the reality is far more serious and sinister. The punchline appears to be ‘a spy’ according to the Pakistani authorities as evidenced by... read more

Death of a Migrant Worker in Saudi Arabia – Update

After four months and seven days, Mr Amritpal Singh was eventually repatriated to India on the 17 months and 6 days following his death. His cremation took place on the 18th of February. Mr Amritpal Singh lives behind his wife, his 14th month son and his parents.... read more

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What Do You Call An Indian in Pakistan?

  ‘What do you call an Indian in Pakistan’? This sounds like the opening sentence of a bad joke but the reality is far more serious and sinister. The punchline appears to be ‘a spy’ according to the Pakistani authorities as evidenced by... read more

Former Navy officer father given death sentence in Pakistan  

London, Thursday 4th May: Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav (a 46 year old Indian national, married father of two and former Navy officer) was captured in Iran on a business trip to the country. It is believed he was targeted due to his past in the Navy and was most likely handed... read more

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