We are constantly monitoring situation in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj

Qatar is facing diplomatic isolation by four major Arab countries that have also closed air, sea and land links with it, and India is constantly monitoring the situation here.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 7:04 pm
Sushma swaraj, qatar, qatar ties, saudi arabia Sushma Swaraj replied, “This is just not correct. We are constantly monitoring the situation in Qatar”. (File photo)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that India is constantly monitoring the situation in Qatar which is facing crisis after isolation by four Gulf countries. The minister’s statement came in reply to a user who tweeted that her brother and other Indians were still stuck in Qatar and they need help from the government to bring them back.

The person had tweeted, “@SushmaSwaraj My brother wid other Indians stuck in Qatar wid storage of basic enmities, they need our govt help. Plz hlp to bring dem back”, to which Swaraj replied, “This is just not correct. We are constantly monitoring the situation in Qatar”.

Qatar is facing diplomatic isolation by four major Arab countries that have also closed air, sea and land links with it, and India is constantly monitoring the situation here.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing all connectivity links with Qatar, giving Qataris within their borders two weeks to leave. All flights to and from Qatar have been suspended by the four countries and they have also pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave.

The dispute has sparked the worst diplomatic crisis in the Arab world in years and raised fears it will cause further instability in an already-volatile region. According to the latest data, there are around 6.5 lakh Indians living and working in Qatar.

Swaraj had earlier said that India’s only concern is about Indians there. She had said the government was trying to find out if any Indian was stuck there and hoped things would get better soon.

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    robin
    Jun 10, 2017 at 12:20 am
    Since you are thinking about privatising Air India, now is the time for mock test, think Air India does not exist now, ask Indigo and other private airlines to operate rescue flights to Qatar to bring back Indians, Air India only has 14 market share, why need it now? lets see how private airlines take responsibility or if govt can make them
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    ramesh
    Jun 9, 2017 at 12:30 am
    sir, I would like to inform to all the Indian families of person who are living in Qatar that, no need to worry at all about the current situation of Qatar. I am living here from long time and no any unusual things are going on and we are enjoying here like as usual. All the Needy things are available easily in all the shops. And today is Thursday and we been to watch movie in theater. so, once again I am requesting Indian families not get panic and pray God for clear all the issues of Qatar soon.
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