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5 women offers to sell kidneys for raise 'money'

Posted on Nov 13, 03:38PM | UNI

Five poor women from Sircilla town in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, have approached the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) seeking permission to sell their kidneys to raise 'money' for the release of their husbands jailed in Dubai.

The commission, who accepted the women's petition yesterday, directed the principal secretary, the NRI cell in the general administration department and the Protector of Immigrants of the ministry of overseas Indian affairs to submit reports by January 17, 2013.

The five women - S.Rajavva, S.Rena, N.Ellavva, S.Padma and D.Padma- , who were hailing from Sircilla, filed a complaint with the Commission saying that their husbands S.Mallesh, S Ravi, N.Venkati, D.lakshman and S.Hanumanthu , have gone in search fo wokr in Dubai eight years ago.

However, all the construction workers, along with Syed Karim, who also from the same town, were arrested in connection with a murder of a Nepali guard and sentenced in Dubai jail for seven years, according to sources.

The women petitioners, who believed that their husbands were innocent, also said that they had made repeated requests to External Affairs Ministry and the Indian Embassy in dubai to save their husbands abd send them back.

Finally, the kin of the dead person accepted to pardon them on payment of a compensation of Rs 15 lakhs after the Indian consulate in Dubai held negotiations with the victim's family.

In their petition, the women said since they were not in a position to arrange such a huge amount and no positive response from the state and the central governments, that they requested the commission to be permitted to sell their kidneys.