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Sushma Swaraj assures help to kin of Punjab boys stranded in Iraq

ANI  Amritsar, June 18, 2014
First Published: 15:29 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 17:48 IST(18/6/2014)

The family members of the Punjabi youth stranded in Iraq on Wednesday received a call from minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj assuring her help to rescue the Punjab boys.


Maninder Singh is amongst those stranded in Iraq, told ANI that Sushma assured help and said that she has been monitoring the situation herself.

Read: Family of stranded engineer in Iran writes to Modi seeking safe return

The family members had earlier urged the government to accelerate their efforts for bringing the stranded boys home. The anxious family members had also offered prayers at Sikh shrines for the safe return of their children.

Reports say that at least 41 boys from Punjab along with other Indian resident are stranded in Iraq. Families of these boys had approached the Indian embassy in Baghdad as well as officials in the ministry of external affairs.

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