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PM assures Rajya Sabha of seamen’s release

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar that the government would expedite process for the release of 17 Indians held hostage by Somali pirates in the Nigerian waters since March.

delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2012 23:20 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar that the government would expedite process for the release of 17 Indians held hostage by Somali pirates in the Nigerian waters since March.

Even after eight months, the distraught family members of these people who have been taken hostage, have no information about their safety and well-being, Chandrasekhar said.