Gurdaspur is a City in the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India, between the rivers Beas and Raavi, 10 km from the international border between India and Pakistan.It houses the administrative headquarters of Gurdaspur District and is in the geographical centre of the district.
Resting within Jalandhar division, and flanked by the rivers Beas and Ravi, it shares its boundary with the districts of Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Amritsar and Pathankot. The station is connected with the nearest station Pathankot and Amritsar and there are many trains to Pathankot and Amritsar.Gurdaspur city was named after Mahant Guriya das ji.The Emperor Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur, which is 26 km from the city.Reena, younger to a brother and a sister, was ambitious ever since she completed Class 12 – the highest qualification in this Dalit peasant family. Father Gurmail Ram had already invested Rs 50,000 in Reena’s IELTS training.Ambition in this case — particularly in the Doaba region of Punjab — means going to the West. “Here in India, work meant washing utensils; how much worse could it be? “I sold off a part of my 10 marlas of land for Rs 1.6 lakh, and paid Rs 1.2 lakh to the agents,” he says. She has since become the face of a growing menace in Punjab wherein women are taken to Saudi Arabia to work as maids, and then appear in videos on social media, crying over slavery-like conditions.“The Gulf is a hot, sandy region, and you have to work hard – this has to be told.
But these agents or sub-agents are faceless.”The faces that matter – of agents in Delhi and beyond – remain unidentified.
An agent in Rahon, 6 km away, Sukha Ram, says Gurbaksh may be speaking the truth, “but a lot of times it is a case of building a rosy picture to match imaginations”.
He sends workers – masons, mechanics, et al – to the Gulf, “but no women”.
Gurbaksh says she was left on the road with a knife in hand.
“The police arrested me, from where the return process began.”IS IT THAT SIMPLE?
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