Jagannathan Swaraj, an Indian man who walked more than 1000 kms in Dubai for in search of justice has finally returned to his home town with the help of BJP minister Sushma Swaraj. She helped him for getting him to his home in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
The man named Jagannathan, 48, covered a distance of 22km each way to attend labor court proceedings at Dubai courts. He was living in Sonapur on the Dubai Outskirts and he had to go to Karama to attend court. He walked more than 1000 kilometers over 2 years in Dubai because he couldn’t have enough money to pay bus fare.
For every hearing, he waked from Sonapur to Karama and again came back that took a total of four hours. He did the same thing for very court hearing which took place every couple of weeks for a total of 20- plus hearings.
Responding on this, Sushma Swaraj posted a tweet and said, “We have brought him back to India and sent him to his village. He went up and down to the court 20 times over a year. “
Selvaraj told, “My case number was 826 and I had to walk more than 1000 kilometers in 2 years and it took nearly 2 hours of time for walking about 22 kms. I woke up at 4 AM daily on the day the court was to hear my case. For Every 15 days I had to walk all the way to the court because I didn’t have money to pay for bus or taxi.”
I am not afraid of any heat, traffic and sandstorms because I just wanted to return home to India. I used to start early in the mornings when it was less hot. From Sonapur, I went to Al Qusais, Al Nahda, the airport free zone and from there to Karama. I didn’t have money to pay bus ticket or metro tickets. No one helped me and I must have attended the court at least 20 times during the two years,” said Selvaraj.