Gurpinder Kaur, the sister of Manjinder Singh who is among the 39 Indians abducted in Iraq by Islamic State militants in June 2014, submitted a memorandum to Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner Monday, seeking a 10-minute meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kaur , who along with other families of abducted youth had planned to lodge a protest during Modi’s visit to Chandigarh for International Yoga Day, had first approached the Deputy Commissioner to seek “permission for the protest”.
“But I was told that such a permission cannot be given and if we decided to go ahead with our protest, legal action would be taken. So, I have submitted a memorandum,” Gurpinder said.
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“Sir, my brother is only son of my parents. Both my parents are bedridden and they are suffering from different diseases. All other 38 families also are in bad condition. After listen(ing) to Harjit Masih, my parents and other 38 families have lost hope to see their sons,” Kaur said in the memorandum, adding she looked forward get any help or information about the abducted Indians from Modi.
She also mentioned that the families have met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj 10 times and have also met Union Minister Arun Jaitley.