Post surgery, Rohaan’s father told the Indian Express, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”
India China standoff at Doklam: This redline by New Delhi sets the stage for a possible conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi when they meet at the meeting of the NSAs from BRICS countries on July 27 and 28.
Answering questions in the Rajya Sabha over H1B visa restrictions imposed by the US, Swaraj said Trump has admitted that the contribution of the Indian professionals was benefitting both the countries and “if they (US) harm their (professionals’) interests, then it will in turn affect them (US).”
Doklam standoff: Replying to SP MP Naresh Agrawal, Sushma Swaraj said, “The international community is supporting us and all understand that India’s viewpoint on the issue is not incorrect).”
Ritesh Hemnani, a Mumbai-based businessman, was reportedly abducted by armed men in Kinshasa on June 23. “We have secured the release of Ritesh Hemnani from his captors in Congo. We are thankful to Government of Democratic Republic of Congo,” Swaraj tweeted.
The boy’s father said, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”
Reacting to a report in The Indian Express, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said the Indian government will grant a medical emergency visa to a man living in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) whose case was stuck in a bureaucratic process.
Osama has been accepted as a patient by a private hospital in Saket in New Delhi. Doctors at the hospital have told him he needs a liver transplant. But the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has turned down the family’s plea for a letter from Aziz to the Indian High Commission.
The Indians are believed to have been abducted in Mosul in June, 2014 and their families had made frantic calls to the MEA when Mosul was liberated from the grip of IS by Iraqi forces
The meeting comes five days after V K Singh went to Iraq to get information on the missing Indians. Sushma Swaraj also said that the missing Indians may be lodged in northern Iraq’s Badush jail.
Emerging from the meeting, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma told reporters that their party has raised some doubts before the government but made it clear that “nation is first — be it China or Kashmir”.
China and India have been engaged in the standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. Jammu Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter last year.
How much more sensible, and sensitive it would have been, back in 2014, to tell the families the limits of the possibilities? By now, they would probably be coming to terms with the inevitable, instead of excitedly Googling up images of the church in which the External Affairs minister told the families, the 39 men may have been seen
In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, “I have my sympathies for all Pakistan nationals seeking medical visa for their treatment in India. All that we require is his recommendation for the grant of medical visa to Pakistan nationals.”
Governor Swaraj, who is almost as active as his wife Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter, was recently asked about her salary by a Twitter user. His witty response is now winning laughs across the micro-blogging site.