70 Punjab women trapped in Oman, UAE, says
NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, Dubai businessman
Los Angeles, Sep 23, 2022
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|Dubai philanthropist NRI Dr. Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi claims more than 400 Indian women, including 70 from Punjab, are stranded in the UAE and Oman after unscrupulous travel agencies abandoned them to live in exotic lands.
Surinder Pal Singh Said
“I HAVE SOLID EVIDENCE THAT OUT OF THESE 400 WOMEN, 80 SOUGHT REFUGE IN THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN MUSCAT. AS MANY AS 66 FOUND SHELTER IN TWO DIFFERENT GURDWARAS IN THE SAME CITY. NEARLY 250 SEVERAL OF THESE WOMEN LIVE IN DIFFERENT CITIES IN THE UAE. PASSPORTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY TRAVEL AGENCIES,”.
- He added that two weeks ago, he met India’s ambassador to Muscat, Amit Narang, to discuss modalities for repatriation. He earlier said he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August and informed him about the women’s condition.
- He added that he also met Union Minister Hardeep Puri. “As a former IFS officer, Puri fully understands the trials and tribulations the girls face. He assured me that he will discuss the matter with the Omani and UAE authorities,”
“Ambassador Narang assured me of his full cooperation. He told me that 50 more young girls, penniless, physically abused and mentally exhausted, would arrive at the ambassador when his officers had documents ready for 25 of them The pavilion seeks a safe haven,” said the construction giant.
Oberoi claims that a group of men disguised as legitimate travel agencies wandered villages in Punjab and Haryana, trying to identify gullible women. “They peddled dreams to women. However, it was the exact opposite of what they promised. The girls were brought to the UAE on 14-day visitor visas. Passports were forcibly removed. Once the 14-day period was over, their stay became illegal behavior and then either sold to the wealthy or forced to perform menial household chores. They were required to work 18 hours a day for low pay,” he added.
Life of NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi on silver screen
Los Angeles, June 20, 2022
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Bollywood filmmakers are obsessed on the charitable initiatives of billionaire philanthropist and Dubai-based NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, who donates 98 per cent of his earnings to make sure the downtrodden lead a good life.
Mahesh Bhatt is directing a 2 hour 40 minute biopic on the life and occasions of the businessman. Ajay Devgun might be taking part in Oberoi which is being produced by Paramount Studios. The screenplay is being written by Filmfare award winner Ritesh Shah, who has additionally written the screenplay of Kahani, Pink, Airlift and Raid.
Netflix is screening a 50 minute documentary titled ‘Pehchan’ on September 7 on how Oberoi made it massive after he left house in his youth with simply Rs 350 in his pocket.
Dr.Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi -
- who worked hard to build a business empire of sorts - also came forward to help youth from India and other countries who faced imprisonment for minor accidents and petty crimes.
- He also facilitated the return of young men to their home towns in Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh and Ethiopia following their release. The Sharjah jail authorities felicitated him twice for his endeavour.
- Dr.Oberoi has been deeply involved in philanthropy but did not want to attract limelight for his pursuits.
- He was moved by the pleas of the mothers of these wards and from his own personal savings he paid USD 2.2 million to save the lives of these sentenced group members. Even though it was at the cost of his business,
- he says that he could do so because of the Grace of Waheguru.
- He said, “It was a usual day on 30th March, I was in Dubai and on my desk the newspaper was lying, so like my everyday routine I started glancing through the newspaper and the news of people being imprisoned and given death sentence in Dubai and Sharjah.
- I read and set the newspaper aside but that news kept on haunting me. The news left me thinking of the emotional trauma and stress their families back home in Punjab, India, must have been experiencing. I was quite disturbed and decided to take up their case.” He added, “There were total 109 people involved and the total number of cases were 23. Not only this, but 74 people were also given death sentence. So I took the initiative to fight the legal battle single-handled and meanwhile I supported their families financially. It took me three and a half years to solve it”.
- He then granted them a regular financial assistance to the tune of Rs 10,000 per month (per family) and adopted the children for free education.
- He subsequently set up Modi Khanas in Dubai and Sharjah where people, irrespective of nationality, can get free ration for 15 days.
- His Trust has worked all over India and overseas, and sponsored brilliant children for higher education, offered pension to old women, widows and monthly support to NGOs and infrastructural support to educational institutions and jails.
Dr.Oberoi was born in Nangal on 13th of April 1956, on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
Since childhood he was more into practical work, something that always attracted him was to help his friends and other people of the society. He finished off with his high school and did his course in Engine Mechanic.
He always wanted to stand on his feet without taking anyone’s help, so one day he decided to go away from home to make his dreams come true.
While sharing this tale from childhood we could see that shine in his eyes. He said, “I told my father that I want to explore and fulfil my dreams, so my dad gave me a thousand rupee note and told me in clear language that come back home only once you are on your feet