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94 Indians return from Iraq, nearly 600 to return this week, says MEA

The official pointed out that 12 Indian nationals in Baghdad were issued tickets of which four flew out today itself.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 1, 2014 8:10 am
Harjinder Singh who returned from Iraq, with his family members in Khatoli village in Patiala on Monday. Source: PTI Photo Harjinder Singh who returned from Iraq, with his family members in Khatoli village in Patiala on Monday. Source: PTI Photo

The Centre on Monday facilitated return of 94 Indians from strife-torn Iraq and the number is expected to touch 600 by the end of this week, the MEA said.

Indian officials in Iraq are reaching out to compatriots and facilitating paperwork and ticketing for those who want to return home, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. “The facilitation of Indian nationals in Iraq in areas which are not in conflict zones is now underway,” he said, adding special mobile teams are reaching out to Indians in Najaf, Karbala, Basra and Baghdad, advising them to leave the country.

“The departure of more than 600 Indian nationals will be facilitated during the course of this week,” he said. Akbaruddin also said that 60 Indians from Najaf, 30 from Karbala and four from Baghdad have left Iraq Monday.
Asked about 39 Indians who have been abducted, he reiterated that they were “knocking on all doors”.


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  1. Deepak Kaushal
    Jul 2, 2014 at 1:57 am
    I disagree. The mandate that this needed to be done came from the top or else in the last govt singh saab would have been asleep, madam counting black money and no one would have cared to do anything.
    1. R
      ramta jogi
      Jul 1, 2014 at 4:45 am
      thanks to Bhagwant Maan for regular in touch with Indian Emby in Iraq (where officials told people tang matt karo) while sushma and modi were busy only doing meetings here and there
      1. G
        Jul 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm
        AAP is trying to play politics and take credit for the return of hundreds of Indians due to the efforts of the MEA. Have you read the article? Have you seen the details of visa processing, Air India planes etc. arranged for the Indians? Did Bhagwat Mann singlehandedly do that?
        1. T
          Jul 1, 2014 at 5:57 am
          Great News....!
          1. Satya Ramchander
            Jun 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm
            Excellent work by MEA .... proud of their team work and result oriented approach.... wish all return safely... well done SUSHMAJI and her great team.
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