Sushma Swaraj meets families of Indians missing in Iraq, says they may be in Badush jail

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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 16, 2017 12:52 pm
indians in iraq, sushma swaraj, mj akbar, sushma swaraj indians in iraq, iraq sushma swaraj, indian express news Sushma Swaraj said MoS MEA V K Singh went to Iraq to acquire information on the missing Indians in the country. (Source: ANI_News/Twitter)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met the families of 39 Indians who are missing in Iraq since 2014 along with Ministers of State for MEA MJ Akbar and Gen VK Singh (retd) in New Delhi. “The day Iraq PM declared Mosul is liberated from ISIS, I asked VK Singh to go to Erbil,” Swaraj was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Speaking on the missing men, she added: “Sources there told VK Singh that the missing Indians are most probably in a jail in Badush where fighting is still going on.”

The meeting comes five days after Singh went to Iraq to get information on the missing Indians. Devinder Singh, brother of one of the missing men Gobinder Singh, had earlier told The Indian Express that this would be the 12th meeting with Sushma since the Indians went missing.

The men are believed to have been abducted by Islamic State militants on June 11, 2014. “Family members had been making several calls to MEA to know about the missing men. That appears to be the reason that the minister has apparently called a meeting to brief the family members collectively,” Devinder told The Indian Express. “I got a call about the meeting and was told that the minister would share information gathered by V K Singh,” said Gurpinder Kaur, one of the missing men Manjinder Singh’s sister.

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    narayan kutty
    Jul 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    Muslim terrorists slaughtered several Non Muslim Hindu labourers. This has reported by one news channel after cross examination with Bangala deshi fellow labourers.
    1. U
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm
      In Kashmir in your own country, Muslim terrorists kill Hindu Yatra going persons!
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      Mehemud Alam
      Jul 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm
      she is again bluffing. she knows all 39 has been killed by ISIS. since she has already made a promise before punjab election to bring them back however she is now giving other excuse that they are in jail. she should be put in jail for false promises. her boss is feku, obviously she has also learned to become a big feku.
      1. R
        Jul 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm, NO blame on isis and the fundamentalist mindsets that breed them, for doing what they did to these people, but the blame is on the pro-active external affairs minister Sushama Swaraj...WOW, just WOW! I mean, never saw you even whimper any complaint when external affairs ministers like E ahamad from the muslim league (secular!!!) were doing nothing but making family trips, bussiness trips and haj trips for family and supporters...shame on you!
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          narayan kutty
          Jul 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm
          Muslim terrorists brutally kills even westerners. Being a poor nation India is helpless.