While it is known for long that Indian workers face a tough time in the Middle East. Lack of any rights and pathetic working conditions have always been a cause of concern.
But for the thousands who make the trip to countries like Saudi Arabia to work as construction workers, the journey is often not a matter of choice but is a compulsion driven by poverty.
This viral video shows a Saudi engineer beating an Indian worker engaged in the Grand Mosque expansion work in the holy city of Mecca.
In the nearly two-minute video clip, the Indian worker is seen pleading for mercy, while the Saudi engineer continues to kick and flog him – and even spits on him.
As per reports the video has triggered a debate in Saudi Arabia on the rights of workers.