Stranded Indian Umrah pilgrims back to Kuwait after 20 days

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Group of Indian Umrah pilgrims from Kuwait, who were stranded in the holy city of Makkah after losing their passports and documents, returned to Kuwait safely. The group which includes 43 Indians, five Egyptians, three Bangladeshis and one Pakistani were stranded in Makkah after they lost their passport.

According to one of the traveler, after arriving at their hotel in Makkah, the pilgrims handed over their passports to the hotel authorities, who reportedly put them in a bag. Later the pilgrims were informed by the tour operator that it had lost their passports. To their dismay, they were told to be prepared to travel to Jeddah to apply for new documents. After completing the long procedure the group returned to Kuwait yesterday. However 8 members of the group were unable to enter Kuwait as they only had exit passes and no passports. Agencies are taken steps to send them back to their country of origin.

After arriving at the kingdom on April 3 by bus from Kuwait, they had spent more than 20 traumatic days there waiting for new travel documents. The travel agency and Indian associations like OICC Jeddah and KMCC Makkah took painstaking efforts in sending us back to Kuwait, one of the group member told. He also praised Indian Embassy officials in Jeddah who worked relentlessly for the pilgrims to get their new passports and travel documents.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
@Mahesh, Are you talking about Hindus specifically? Kuwait doesnt have any Hindu citizens so why they should? Morever what you are saying here is not related to the news article. Dont comment on something if you dont know or understand. Thanks for your understanding.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Please disclose the name of the travel agency so that we can advise others not to approach.

Bajrangi Bhai
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Any punishment to hotel staff / tour operator for their negligence

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
going to Markka and Madina is not Kuwait who decide it''s from Saudi Arabia. According to Saudi rule non-muslims are not allowed to visit this two holy places other than this you can go anywhere else in kingdom.

Indian Friend
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Please specify the name of he travel agency and name of the hotel in Makka who lost the passports. Thank you......

Liyaqat Kala
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
20 traumatic days......OMG.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
how can so many passports be carelessly lost by the hotel. The hotel may have sold the passports.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Kuwait should also give equal rights to other Religion also as we give in India for all religion to go for pilgrims like Kashi, Uttarakhand, Haridwar etc.........

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Action should be taken against the hotel staff who was careless and missed the passports, i can imagine how painful this process and what about the people went to home country? that will be more painful for them. who will pay the expenses to them?

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