Govt committed to safe return of Indians from Iraq: Swaraj

Aug 05 2014, 02:28 IST
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SummaryGovernment on Monday assured Rajya Sabha that it will “leave no stone unturned” for the safe return of Indian nationals in captivity in Iraq who are “alive and well”, and said its focus is now on bringing back Indians from strife-torn Libya which it said is no longer safe.

Government on Monday assured Rajya Sabha that it will “leave no stone unturned” for the safe return of Indian nationals in captivity in Iraq who are “alive and well”, and said its focus is now on bringing back Indians from strife-torn Libya which it said is no longer safe.

Replying to a Calling Attention motion in Rajya Sabha on the plight of stranded workers from India in Iraq, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the government proposed to bring a comprehensive Immigration Bill in Parliament.

“The safety of Indians, especially 41 Indian nationals in captivity in Mosul, is a matter of foremost concern and pre-occupation for us. We are leaving no stone unturned for their safe return,” she said, adding, “I have knocked at all doors which can help bring Indians back. I am waiting like a mother waits for her children to return.”

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