The government was making all sincere efforts for the safe and early release of the Indian workers, Swaraj told the captives’ families.
The LBA is crucial for India and Bangladesh. Passing the bill unanimously in the Rajya Sabha was no small feat, given the opposition’s attitude to the Modi government.
Some family members of those who have reportedly been abducted by the IS have been protesting at Jantar Mantar over the past two weeks, but decided to shift the site of protest without “intimation”.
Things changed Wednesday when External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj learnt of Bhaskaran Haridas’s condition after she was tagged in a Twitter post.
She reached out to the Opposition to get the Bangladesh LBA bill passed unanimously.
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that Sushma Swaraj had shown that she had the strength to speak the truth.
This was not the first time Sushma reached out via the social media platform to those in distress.
India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had organised the historic Bandung conference that led to the Non-Aligned Movement.
She will also attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.
A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.
Swaraj on Monday conveyed India’s security concerns to Ri, and emphasised the significance of peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.
PIO woman asks PM, minister to help rescue 8-month-old son.
Soon after government’s decision, Air India has sent 180-seater Airbus A320 to airlift Indians stranded in Yemen.
Swaraj has informed the state that two ships have been sent to Yemen to rescue the Indians, including Malayalees, who have been stranded in that country.
India would send two ships to Djbouti to rescue Indians stranded in strife-torn country Yemen.