A tweet to Sushma rescued Tripura Boy from Saudi Arabia


Gopal Das, a youth from Tripura was rescued from Saudi Arabia, where he was tortured by his employer, due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention in the case.

According to the report Gopal Das, 34, was allegedly tortured by his employer in Saudi Arabia for over 20 months. He  spoke about the problem to his wife Babita Das in Tripura last week.

Babita brought the matter to local BJP leader Ranjit Sarkar, who in turn sought the party’s media cell coordinator Russell Sinha’s help. Sinha suggested Das forward him a video talking about his plight and requesting the Prime Minister’s help to rescue him.

Sinha tweeted Das’ video crying for help on August 31 tagging Sushma Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others.

 “Sushma Swaraj immediately asked the Indian High Commission in Riyadh to rescue the youth. Within four days he was rescued by the officials of Indian Consulate in Jeddah and he returned to Agartala on Thursday night,” report said.

Das, a resident of Belonia, went to Saudi Arabia three years ago and took a transport worker’s job at Abha in Aseer Province. A Mumbai-based private organisation facilitated his travel. He was not paid any salary for the last six months.

It must be mention here that, Swaraj’s erxtenal tweets in real time. The service is being supported by 198 Twitter accounts of Indian missions abroad and 29 regional passport affairs ministry has launched a ‘Twitter Seva’ to ensure timely, transparent and large-scale response to citizens’ offices.



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