Wednesday, 18 June 2014

40 INDIANS Untraceable Iraq’s Mosul town 40 Indians are untraceable.

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
In Mosul town of discordance-torn Iraq 40 Indian are unreachable. Though several measures are being taken yet they are unable to track out the details of the missing Indian Citizens. Relatives and friends of those who are missing are worried about their dear ones. Indian Government responded to the unfortunate incident and assured that their dear ones would return to India very soon. Indian government in collaboration with the Iraq government decided to send former envoy to Iraq Suresh Reddy to strengthen the Indian mission and to inquire regarding the missing in Baghdad.

On Tuesday the External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said to media that “There are 40 Indians in Mosul who have not been able to contact”

While there are many allegations that the Indians were abducted by the militant groups and when the media encountered the spokesperson with this question whether the Indians are abducted then he responded as “We cannot confirm it. However, they are uncountable.”

Although the spokesperson said that Mr. Reddy is being sent to strengthen the Indian Mission which aims to save and help Indians in violence affected areas and towns of Iraq. As per the sources till now there are no reports of any Indian National in any violent incident and there is no participation or support of any Indian in the riots and violence in Iraq.

The spokesperson said that “The violence there is not targeted at Indian Nationals. We are just caught in cross fire. At this stage we have no reports, no confirmation of any Indian National being involved in any violent accident”. Indian embassy requested International Red Crescent in the mission and their help to locate the Indians, they contacted 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit and provided them assistance, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Said. Insurrectionist turnouts have seized the two cities of Mosul and Tikrit. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Akbaruddin Said “We have decided to strengthen the embassy by sending a seasoned Indian diplomat Mr. Suresh Reddy who will travel today to Baghdad to assist the embassy in it efforts’.


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