All 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in Tikrit, taken captive by the ISIS terror group, forced to an unknown destination are safe. They have been moved to another location in Iraq, from Tikrit to Mosul and are reportedly safe. The External Affairs Ministry said that they are safe and the officials are trying to keep in touch with them. All the Indian nurses stranded were from Kerala.
But it’s a new nightmare for the government, which is already dealing with the kidnapping of 39 Indian workers in Mosul. Is the government doing all that it can to help Indians in Iraq? One of the nurse said over phone, “Our government waste a lot of time. Now they can send coffins to take us back.” This statement is as grave as the situation and leaves us aghast of the situation the Indian nurses are in.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy also confirmed that all the 46 Indian nurses held up in Iraq have been moved out apparently by Sunni insurgents and they are in touch with the Indian embassy in Baghdad.
He said, “The prime responsibility is to see that they make a safe return. We are making every efforts and for that all diplomatic channels are being used. Like yesterday (Thursday), am leaving shortly to meet ministers and officials and our only aim and objective is their safe return.”