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Indians in Libya safe: Govt

world Updated: Feb 20, 2011 13:59 IST

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India on Sunday said its nationals and Indian companies in Libya are safe as that country was rocked by unprecedented protests against the Muammar Gaddafi regime which reportedly left nearly 100 people dead.

"Indians in Libya (are) safe. The embassy is in touch with Indians and Indian companies throughout Libya," Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said on the microblogging site Twitter.

Protesters in Libya have been demanding ouster of Gaddafi, who has been in power for 42 years. According to rights bodies, security forces have reportedly killed nearly 100 anti-regime protesters in the last one week.