SRINAGAR -- Nasrullah wanted a job that would brighten her family's prospects. But her home in Indian-administered Kashmir, a Himalayan region haunted by decades of conflict, offered few opportunities. Moving abroad seemed like the only hope.
She contacted an agent, who promised her a paramedic job in Dubai. Armed with a year of experience in the field, she was confident. Setting aside nagging doubts about how the agent had secured a tourist visa for her rather than a professional one, she flew to the sparkling Gulf city last November.