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Nepali Student Tells of ‘Nightmare Experience in the Gulf”

Tulsi Bhandari, a Nepali student returning from the US relates his “Nightmare Experience in the Gulf” where he was verbally abused, detained and fined in Bahrain after asking airline staff to treat Nepali workers returing home from Qatar with some respect. He says “The experience that I have gone through made me think hard if an educated person like me had to go through such a terrible treatment what the other poor Nepalis who are forced to leave the country might be going through…we are treated like animals.”

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  • This is really a sad story indeed, and the treatment of by the Bahrain airport authorities should be deplored by everyone. Imagine what the lives of the poor Nepalese are like once they start working in the Gulf States. In have travelled so many times to Nepal via Gulf and Qatar airways, which employ several Nepali stewardesses and I have found real ugliness in the attitudes of these pretty looking ladies when it comes to treating their countrymen. For Westerners, they say, ‘sir/madam, just tell me what you need, okay? I’m at your service,’ and for Nepali workers, here’s it (BANG), you don’t get beer more than once, so don’t press the service light!’ This sorts of discriminations and rudeness made me scream at one of the stewardess when I was returning to London on 15th April 2007. My point is even Nepalese don’t treat their own people as human, who could others treat them any differently? But, of course, this is not the reason to stay quiet about the injustices like in this case!!! BR Giri (http://www.nepalsathi.ws/)

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