stranded indiansImamuddin, aged 35,  left his home town in India  in 2000 with the dream of earning a decent living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He was employed by a private company for decor work, but 3 months back he was sacked by his firm when the Saudi Arabian government introduced  new laws to check illegal migration.

On July 3, the grace period for migrant workers without proper papers to return or find a sponsor under the Nitaqat law comes to an end and  Imamuddin is in a fix. His employer has not cleared his dues nor does he have the money to return to India.

Imamuddin told Times of India on Sunday that  he has a family of  eight in his village to whom he was regularly sending money. However, since the past 3 months since he lost his job, he has been struggling to survive.

Imamuddhin says that he is yet to get his dues cleared, despite  abiding by every rule set by his former employer. He has also been trying to get a job in other companies but has constantly been rejected.

Thousand of workers from Indian villages are stranded in Riyadh and Jeddah like him, Imammuddhin says. They have been ordered to leave the country by July 3 or face dire consequence and are clueless over their fate.

They hope that the Indian government will come to their rescue by providing them a return ticket to India.