MEA & NCM initiate rescue of stranded Indians in Libya

National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Chairperson, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, held a press meeting at his residence on Sunday morning where he shared the pathetic stories of the hapless Indians from minority communities rescued by the NCM who were stranded in Libya.

The NCM Chairperson said he had received a representation from Sukhvinder Singh and others with a request to bring back these Indians stranded in Libya. Ropar District BJP President, Ajayvir Singh Lalpura also approached the Commission to resolve the matter.

The NCM Chairperson said he had received a representation from Sukhvinder Singh and others with a request to bring back these Indians stranded in Libya. Ropar District BJP President, Ajayvir Singh Lalpura also approached the Commission to resolve the matter.

The representation was forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs on 6.2.2023, requesting to bring back the youngsters who were illegally taken to Libya by an agent through a fake job racket. Upon reaching, they realized that they would be working for a private contractor without salary. They were also not provided with proper food and beaten brutally, as alleged by them. Embassy of India in Tunisia was also contacted in this regard. As informed by the Embassy, a local resident of Benghazi, Tabassum Mansoor helped in providing humanitarian assistance and relief supplies to the stranded Indians. With the help of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Embassy of India in Tunisia, four out of twelve Indians were successfully brought back from Libya on 12.2.2023. The Commission was in touch with the Embassy for the rescue of other Indians as well.

The efforts led to successful returning of rest of the stranded Indians also. NCM was informed about this on 2.3.2023. Iqbal Singh Lalpura extended thanks to Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Embassy in Tunisia and Tabassum Mansoor for their initiative and efforts in bringing back the stranded Indians.

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